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FOR THE LOVE OF BOON has several plots; each resonates with different people. A manipulator switches from the old patsy to a new. A long-distant flame fades and flares out. A delusional middle-aged man dreams of a career in films in New Mexico. An exploration of economic inequality in the international playground of Santa Fe. The ostensible plot follows a homeless man trying to convince others to replace his broken car windows.
The desert is a character, the way wild Florida is a character in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ “Jacob’s Ladder” or Dublin is in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Like Rawlings, the desert flora and fauna are part of the stage and are reflections of the character’s interrelatedness with nature. His life’s rhythm is one of survival without regard for civil conventions. Like Joyce, the character is comfortable with his status as an outsider as he negotiates the city.
The title, FOR THE LOVE OF BOON, is for the millions of members of Al-Anon who love their qualifiers - a smart, charming, likeable person struggling with addiction who repeatedly makes head-shaking choices, with unrealistic goals, constantly in a state of chaos.