Recipe for FRUIT OF THE DEVIL: Mash together some strawberries and pesticides, a teacher, a priest, an ancient nature god, true love and wild sex, ghosts, Native Americans, migrant farmworkers, surfers, gang bangers, billionaire “ag” boys, and salmon. Stir it up in a National Marine Sanctuary. Serve with fine California wines. Season with murder, magic and mystery.
Contemporary fiction with elements of mystery, romance, and an edge of magical surrealism, Fruit of the Devil delivers the flavors of Prodigal Summer and Tortilla Curtain with nonfiction overtones of Erin Brockovich.