Pacazo (Hardcover)

Dynamic Lifestyle Changes to Put You in the Driver's Seat

By Roy Kesey

Dzanc Books, 9780982631829, 531pp.

Publication Date: January 18, 2011

List Price: 22.00*
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"Pacazo" is the story of John Segovia, an American historian in Piura, on the desert coast of Peru, where the real and the surreal intermix. Then his life and the city were destroyed. John's wife was murdered, and his search for the killer takes place amidst the storms of El Nino.

About the Author

Roy Kesey: Roy Kesey is the author of "Nothing in the World," winner of the 2005 Bullfight Review Little Book Prize, and Dzanc's original publishing, "All Over," a well-received collection of short stories. His work has appeared in McSweeney s, The Kenyon Review and American Short Fiction, among other magazines, as well as in New Sudden Fiction 2006 and the Robert Olen Butler Prize Anthology. He currently lives in Peru with his wife and children.


Praise For Pacazo: Dynamic Lifestyle Changes to Put You in the Driver's Seat

"(A) shaggy-dog tale that eventuallyboldlyinvites comparison to its great progenitor, Don Quixote. By and large (Pacazo) earns its claim to the old knight's inheritance. (A) fresh and powerful reminder of what fiction can accomplish at full length."—John Domini, Bookforum

"We think that Kesey, already so respected for his short stories, is going to be known as a major novelist following the publication of this work."—Stephen Elliott, The Rumpus

Chosen as the January selection for The Rumpus Book Club

Chosen as the February selection for Newtonville Books First Edition Club