Sadly the once wild west is urbanizing as once secret canyons are threatened by helicopter landing pads and time share palaces are being built with bathrooms large enough for corporate jets. Yet taken as a whole, the essays in the Pink Nectar Café make a powerful case for the Southwest still North America’s most enduringly unknowable and iconoclastic locale, remaining “the northern mystery” in the words of the 16th century Spanish conquerors.
Award winning author, James Bishop Jr., raised in New England and California, is based in the Southwest- that still wild territory of many regions, states of mind, and ways of life. There, myth and imagination have joined together to validate the 16th Century Spanish conquerors belief that it is “the land of northern mystery.” His latest non-fiction book, “The Pink Nectar Café,” leaves Old West myth and legend behind and offers never before told tales of mystery and fantasy in the New West.
His previous books include “The Consumer Revolution—Let the Seller Beware,” “Creating Abundance—a Different Energy Future,” and “Epitaph for a Desert Anarchist—Life and Legacy of Edward Abbey.” In the wind is a novel, Yonderman and a book about the historic Verde River, which is now in grave danger.read more