Yellow Mesquite (Paperback)

By John J. Asher

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781479239467, 456pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2014

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Asher has produced a persuasive portrait of a young artist's passage to manhood, filled with unobtrusively evocative descriptions and characterizations. -Kirkus Review In this saga marked by discovery and disillusionment, Harley Buchanan wants out of the hardscrabble life of his family, and out of the heartbreaking discovery of his high school sweetheart with another boy. He hitches out of Separation, Texas, headed for art school and the culture of 1960s New York City. But he can't leave his past behind as easily as he left Texas. A shocking discovery ignites a bloodlust that makes him risk everything he's achieved and propels him on a mission of revenge back to Texas, and the seedy underbelly of Ciudad Acu a, Mexico, where he finally confronts the obsession that has crippled his entire life.