By Mary Sojourner
Maggie Foltz is a fifty-five-year-old cocktail waitress in a rundown on line casino within the southern Nevada Mojave barren region. She spends her days serving beverages to lonely previous fogeys enjoying the slot machines and her nights attempting to get away her sour previous. whilst she befriends Sarah, a tender local American lady who's employed to prepare dinner within the on line casino espresso store, her lifestyles starts off to alter. Maggie reveals herself falling in love with a memory-haunted Vietnam veteran and warily starts to pray that jointly they could locate peace. Then Sarah is mysteriously murdered, and Sarah’s ghost enlists Maggie to accompany her on a quest for the knowledge that she wishes as a way to circulate into the following global. the tale levels from smoky casinos into the tough beauty of the barren region and the reservation the place Sarah’s everyone is attempting to protect their tradition and locate their very own position in a latest global that turns out to wish them to be both shamans or losers. Sojourner’s characters are compellingly genuine, and the Mojave surroundings has hardly been depicted as sensitively or in truth. it is a memorable tale of affection, redemption, and solace, informed by means of one of many West’s best writers.
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