(American Writing Programs Award)
In this post-Cold War era, an isolated military community in the Nevada desert is having trouble shaking the past. Underground explosions still shatter the night and Tilton's Atomic Diner still features Fallout Burgers. Years of testing have poisoned the ground -- and some of Tilton's citizens.
Enter Jon Chase, the new arts commissioner, hired to bring culture to town. About to lose their economic base, the locals are consumed with anxiety and fear. So when Jon's wife Peg initiates a protest against the nuclear testing, she touches off explosions of her own. Timely and compelling, this novel -- based on real events -- raises important questions about our changing national priorities and their effects on ordinary people.
"...subtle and quite funny." (Los Angeles Times)
|Publisher:||Books on Tape, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Unabridged, 6 Cassettes|