Dzanc Books, 9780982631829, 531pp.
Publication Date: January 18, 2011
"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.
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Praise For Pacazo…
"(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