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Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains

(2000)
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Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Susan Elderkin's brilliant Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains explores our places in the lives of our loved ones and in the universe. Theobald Moon lives in a lonely corner of the Arizona desert, tending his spectacular cactus garden, his tiny mobile home, and his astounding appetite. He has fled a stifled, cardigan-and-tea-cozy life in south London for this unfamiliar country and is raising Josephine, who has known no other life than their cheerful yet isolated American one. But when a jangling ice-cream truck finds its way into the desert carrying two ill-fated lovers--a pregnant Slovakian shoemaker and a mysterious ice-cream man--it throws Theo's and Josie's careful lives into a chaotic state for which they're totally unprepared. Fantastic upheaval ensues, as well as an inspired redemption. Innovative and accessible, funny and profound, Elderkin's "beautiful, touching story" (Bookseller) explores love and responsibility, and the joys and fears such emotions inspire. It is a rare and tantalizing first novel.

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Hardback Editions

June 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sunset over Chocolate Mountains
Author(s): Susan Elderkin
ISBN: 0-87113-808-5 / 978-0-87113-808-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
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Paperback Editions

April 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains
Author(s): Susan Elderkin
ISBN: 0-8021-3799-7 / 978-0-8021-3799-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains
Author(s): Susan Elderkin
ISBN: 1-84115-200-5 / 978-1-84115-200-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains
Author(s): Susan Elderkin
ISBN: 1-84115-199-8 / 978-1-84115-199-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains
Author(s): Susan Elderkin
Publisher: Grove Press
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