qQuicksilver Chroniclesq is one woman's surreal and satirical memoirs spanning about a decade, from the beginning of this new century, depicting what life throws at her family of gem-mining misfits struggling to live with a lethally polluted watershed in a forgotten western ghost town, called New Idria. As the James family copes with their systematic mercury poisoning -- the aftermath of unscrupulous mining corporations, the U.S. Department of Defense, and a reservoir-hoarding drug rehab upstream -- their hopes of environmental justice diminish with each new anti-scientific edict enacted by the state. The tiny community earnestly elects an orange tabby, a people-hating cat, as Mayor to represent their micro-nation. Told through the eyes of Georgia James, the saga details the clan's run-ins with highgraders, UFOs, qLittlefoot, q the insane qWar on Drugs, q and the absurd politics of the Bush/Cheney years.When they start running out of laws to make, a gated community board resorts to bizarre unconstitutional rules for day-to-day living that are so vague, their interpretation could ... I hear that having a backyard clothesline is a hanging offense.
|Author||:||Frances K. Woods|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2012-02-01|