Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains
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Susan Elderkin's brilliant Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains explores our places in the lives of our loved ones and in the universe. Theobald Moon lives in a lonely corner of the Arizona desert, tending his spectacular cactus garden, his tiny mobile home, and his astounding appetite. He has fled a stifled, cardigan-and-tea-cozy life in south London for this unfamiliar country and is raising Josephine, who has known no other life than their cheerful yet isolated American one. But when a jangling ice-cream truck finds its way into the desert carrying two ill-fated lovers--a pregnant Slovakian shoemaker and a mysterious ice-cream man--it throws Theo's and Josie's careful lives into a chaotic state for which they're totally unprepared. Fantastic upheaval ensues, as well as an inspired redemption. Innovative and accessible, funny and profound, Elderkin's "beautiful, touching story" (Bookseller) explores love and responsibility, and the joys and fears such emotions inspire. It is a rare and tantalizing first novel.
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Now putting into the Food Book box.
There is this mild mannered English guy who is nuts. He moves from England to Arizona and lives out there drinking his urine, overeating grossly and doing yoga. There is a cowboy guy who looks in on him and helps him to repair stuff. There is a young girl who is introduced to us as the British guy's daughter. And there is a young couple from Slovakia who have made it to the U.S. and are enjoying being on the road discovering the country. The happen to park their van near the home of the British man. The descriptions are amazing, the story is appalling and sickening. And no, the Englishman is not a child molester, this is not where it is going. He is not a cannibal either and there are no supernatural elements. It is just beyond creepy and disturbing because it is close enough to normal until you realize how Horrible it is!
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