“It took the turmoil of Chinese anarchy, an earthquake, and the fall of the Berlin Wall for my mama to grow up. It was 1989, the year I became a teenager, so you can say we were growing up together. But, the growing pains were tough, especially when you’re in the middle of nowhere, along a highway, where everyone else seems to have a better place to go.”
Shattered Glass Under the Desert Sky told through the eyes of Suzy, a 12 year old girl being raised by Mama Betty and Mac, a Vietnam Vet, who runs a burger joint, “the best burger joint in the world,” along a highway, in the middle of Nevada which draws many regulars whom Suzy has known since she was a baby. Mama seeks to find a good daddy for Suzy and live a good life until she and Suzie discover that fairy tales and the myth of the American dream life are as fragile as glass. Yet once the glass breaks, painful yet beautiful truths break free too.