Kesey's riveting debut novel tells the story of John Segovia, an
American historian who teaches English at a small university in
Piura, on the desert coast of Peru. The narrative moves between
John's obsessive search for his wife's killer and his attempts to
build a new life for himself and his infant daughter. The storms of
El Niño and the ghosts of history that stalk the sands of the
Sechura Desert give this novel the sweep of an epic tale. Throughout,
Pacazo explores and celebrates the many ways in which we
construct the stories we tell of ourselves and those we love. It
gives living form to anger and fear and desire, to courage and
kindness and strength, and in so doing confirms Roy Kesey as one of
the most innovative and compelling American writers working today.
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Published January 18, 2011
by Dzanc Books.
Literature & Fiction.