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The Last Cheater's Waltz: Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest

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In this abundant space and isolation, the energy lords extract their bounty of natural resources, and the curators of mass destruction once mined their egregious weapons and reckless acts. It is a land of absolutes, of passion and indifference, lush textures and inscrutable tensions. Here violence can push beauty to the edge of a razor blade. . . . Thus Ellen Meloy describes a corner of desert hard by the San Juan River in southeastern Utah, a place long forsaken as implausible and impassable, of little use or value--a ...

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The Last Cheater's Waltz: Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest
2000, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816521531

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