Dead fish on the shore of the Salton Sea in northern California in 2012. Claire Vaye Watkins' debut novel imagines ecological catastrophe has overwhelmed the western US. Photo: AFP Dead fish on the shore of the Salton Sea in northern California in 2012. Claire Vaye Watkins' debut novel imagines ecological catastrophe has overwhelmed the western US. Photo: AFP
Dead fish on the shore of the Salton Sea in northern California in 2012. Claire Vaye Watkins' debut novel imagines ecological catastrophe has overwhelmed the western US. Photo: AFP

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Dead fish on the shore of the Salton Sea in northern California in 2012. Claire Vaye Watkins' debut novel imagines ecological catastrophe has overwhelmed the western US. Photo: AFP Dead fish on the shore of the Salton Sea in northern California in 2012. Claire Vaye Watkins' debut novel imagines ecological catastrophe has overwhelmed the western US. Photo: AFP
Dead fish on the shore of the Salton Sea in northern California in 2012. Claire Vaye Watkins' debut novel imagines ecological catastrophe has overwhelmed the western US. Photo: AFP
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