Picnic In the Ruins

Picnic In the Ruins

by Todd Robert Petersen

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Overview

A madcap caper across the RV-strewn vacation lands of southern Utah meets a meditation on mythology, authenticity, the ethics of preservation, and one nagging question: "who owns the past?"

Anthropologist Sophia Shepard is researching the impact of tourism on cultural sites in a remote national monument on the Utah-Arizona border when she crosses paths with two small-time criminals. The Ashdown brothers were hired to steal maps from a "collector" of Native American artifacts, but their ineptitude has alerted the local sheriff to their presence. Their employer, a former lobbyist seeking lucrative monument land that may soon be open to energy exploration, sends a fixer to clean up their mess. Suddenly, Sophia must put her theories to the test in the real world, and the stakes are higher than she could have ever imagined.

What begins as a madcap caper across the RV-strewn vacation lands of southern Utah becomes a meditation on mythology, authenticity, the ethics of preservation, and one nagging question: Who owns the past?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640093225
Publisher: Catapult
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Todd Robert Petersen is the author of It Needs to Look Like We Tried and teaches film studies and creative writing at Southern Utah University. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.

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