Roost

Jasmine Winterson
Jasmine Winterson. Camerado, $13.99 paper (319p) ISBN 978-0-9882208-2-9
Reviewed on: 12/24/2012
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Winterson’s latest explores the wilds of Colorado as four city dwellers leave the corrupt corporate world behind. Katherine, Jackie, Ry, and Cobie form the Grand Valley Farm Connection, a farm co-op, to help support farmers selling goods locally. With the assistance of resident Anna Garcia, GVFC gets off to a slow but steady start. But when Olympic biking champion Derek Draben moves to the area to set up a mountain biking course, the corporate transplants realize that the corruption they thought they left behind in the city may be in their very midst. While Winterson’s novel is swiftly paced and engaging thanks to the intriguing mystery at its core, the characters lack development that would make them more vivid. Nevertheless, this is enjoyable fiction that offers a fascinating view into life in rural Colorado.
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