The Chinchilla Farm
"[A] touching picaresque journey through the deserts of the west and the landscape of memory."—Washington Post Book World
Verna Flake is fleeing Utah, a failed marriage (her husband has left her for a former beauty queen named Pinky), and the constricted yet reliable Mormon way of life. Seemingly naive but also gifted with an almost second sight for the emotional heart of things, Verna relates her adventures on the road, in Los Angeles, and eventually in Mexico, as she confronts her future and muses over her past. Reading group guide included.
- May 2003
- 5.5 × 8.3 in
/ 320 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.