Friday Quiz: Where Is This? 2 (April 21, 2006)
Since my novel I-State Lines (which ships on April 24, should you be brave/ generous/ crazy enough to order a copy) is about two young hapa guys traveling around the U.S. in a gloriously patched together Dodge Lancer, the Friday Quiz is yet again honoring the wondrous American landscape.
Some of the places will be spots the two young fictional characters visit; others will have no relation to the book other than the exploration of America. (The guys may have driven past this site and just not mentioned it; they were certainly in the area.) The book is not just a semi-random exploration of the American landscape, but of American identity and all those things of pressing importance to youth: freedom, friendship, sacrifice, love. So is it a DaVinci Code knockoff? No way! It's about the mysteries of America, and two young guys in an old car not afraid of the future.
Clearly, this is a desert. But which one? And where? (Hint: it isn't in California, nor is it Death Valley.) I'll ship a copy of my book to the first person who emails in the most accurate response. (Naming the state isn't close enough; it must be a town, the closest proximate town, or the name of the locale, should it have a name found on maps.) Good luck!
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