Midnight Cactus

Midnight Cactus

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Baker & Taylor
Relocating with her two small children to an abandoned Arizona mining town on the border of Mexico in order to escape her claustrophobic marriage, a London woman endeavors to renovate the community, falls in love with a laconic cowboy, and struggles with local immigration politics. By the author of Hunting Unicorns. Original.

Perseus Publishing
The best-selling author of Hunting Unicorns returns with a stirring and suspenseful tale of love and the quest for freedom, vividly set in the wild lands between Arizona and the Mexican border. On the run from her claustrophobic marriage in London, Alice Coleman moves her two small children to the American desert hoping to find the solitude she craves but hadn’t thought possible. But the vast and unruly southwest has room for the dreams of more than one fugitive?from Benjamin, an abandoned mining town’s Mexican caretaker, to the immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border, to the laconic cowboy Duval, who Alice finds herself falling for. What seemed idyllic turns deadly as Alice must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice in order to preserve not only her freedom, but Benjamin and Duvall’s as well. Building to a blistering climax, Midnight Cactus is both a perilous love story and a compelling exploration of the tension between unrealized dreams and the pull of family.


Publisher Group West
The best-selling author of Hunting Unicorns returns with a stirring and suspenseful tale of love and the quest for freedom, vividly set in the wild lands between Arizona and the Mexican border. On the run from her claustrophobic marriage in London, Alice Coleman moves her two small children to the American desert hoping to find the solitude she craves but hadn’t thought possible. But the vast and unruly southwest has room for the dreams of more than one fugitive—from Benjamin, an abandoned mining town’s Mexican caretaker, to the immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border, to the laconic cowboy Duval, who Alice finds herself falling for. What seemed idyllic turns deadly as Alice must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice in order to preserve not only her freedom, but Benjamin and Duvall’s as well. Building to a blistering climax, Midnight Cactus is both a perilous love story and a compelling exploration of the tension between unrealized dreams and the pull of family.


Blackwell North Amer
This new novel is a fierce and compelling love story set in the wild lands between Arizona and the Mexican border. On the run from her claustrophobic marriage in London, Alice Coleman moves her two small children to the Arizona desert with the intention of renovating the abandoned town her husband acquired in a failed business scheme. But the vast and unruly Southwest has room for more than one fugitive. In this dusty, alien atmosphere, where immigrants risk their lives to cross the border, it seems everyone has something to hide. Set in a region rife with myth, beauty, and violence, Midnight Cactus explores the tensions between the pull of family and the lure of unrealized dreams.

Publisher: New York : Black Cat : distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780802170316
0802170315
Characteristics: 436 p. ; 21 cm

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heinrij
Dec 08, 2015

I had a hard time getting into this, but once I got hooked, i couldn't put it down. PG for some sex.

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