Junkyard Dreams: A Novel

Junkyard Dreams: A Novel


1 - 2 weeks availability

£14.50 & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £25


Rita Vargas owns an automobile junkyard outside of Santa Fe. Her property abuts a hill with a spectacular view, making the junkyard a magnet for ubiquitous developers. But Rita's land has been in her family for generations, and she doesn't want to sell. Also, her son Parker, a talented artist, uses salvaged pieces from the junkyard for his sculptures. Local wheeler-dealer Leroy Sena has already bought the ridge above Rita's property, and when Leroy sells that land to a small-time landlord and his gallery-owner sweetheart, the stakes are raised. In "Junkyard Dreams", old-timers retaining their emotional ties to the land face newcomers with money who want to build on every hilltop. This first novel illustrates that for every person opposed to the rapid growth of the real estate bonanza, two more people are scheming on how to profit from the boom. This seriously political but realistically compelling portrayal of land conflict confronts the trade-offs between improvement and preservation.

Create a review

About Author

Jeanette Boyer received an M.A. in theatre from the University of New Mexico. She lives in Santa Fe.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/04/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780826339492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780826339492
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0826339492

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly