"A dense, dreamlike novel. You wake with a sense that your own world has changed because of this foray through the wilds of Africa, New Mexico, and family life."-Susann Cokal, author of MirabilisIn 1975 the price of ivory was on the rise, Bob Dylan released a seminal album, and nine-year old Elena Monroe witnessed a brutal murder in the Kenyan river valley. Sixteen years later, Elena must journey from Albuquerque to Africa before her increasingly unreliable and volatile memories unravel her ties to her mother and cause her to lose the man she loves.Lindsay Ahl lived in New York, Europe, and Africa before returning to New Mexico. Desire is her debut novel-a portion of which first appeared in BOMB magazine.