From The Intern's Desk: Gold Fame Citrus and the South Bound Community

While Gold Fame Citrus is about natural disaster and energy crises, author Claire Vaye Watkins seems more interested in humanity’s ability to create new beginnings. For those who saw the 2015 blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road prior to reading Gold Fame Citrus, this novel will certainly conjure familiar images of vast deserts and isolated people in strange clothing. But, Watkins’ characters beg us to rekindle our sense of wonder and our love for humanity. While water is scarce and blueberries are precious delicacies, Luz, the story’s protagonist, reminds us that humans have an insane, beautiful knack for building community. While the novel certainly contains warnings about ecological irresponsib

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