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"Is the sheer bulk of a book worth celebration? Roy Kesey has never gone beyond novella-length before, but his novel, Pacazo, runs more than five hundred pages, bulging with detail and incident, with everything from midnight snacks to invasive insects. It's a shaggy-dog tale, one that eventually — boldly — invites comparison to its great progenitor, Don Quixote. In cutting a classic wide swath, Pacazo exposes itself to risk, a tricky balance between hilarity and horror. By and large, though, this rangy novel earns its claim to the old knight's inheritance."
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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 Niño.

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At its heart, Pacazo explores our pressing human need to see episodes in our lives as stories that deserve telling.

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 McSweeneys, 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.

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Avital, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Avital)
Pacazo is an ambitious book that conveys the historical movement of our times but never fails to move the reader with the delicacy of love between father and daughter and husband to dead wife. It explores an obsession for finding the truth, in the hope for some relief, but the truth is potentially dangerous since the relief is conditioned with revenge. Here and there there are moments of lightness, well woven into the beautiful prose.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780982631829
Author:
Kesey, Roy
Publisher:
Dzanc Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Review A Day" by , "Is the sheer bulk of a book worth celebration? Roy Kesey has never gone beyond novella-length before, but his novel, Pacazo, runs more than five hundred pages, bulging with detail and incident, with everything from midnight snacks to invasive insects. It's a shaggy-dog tale, one that eventually — boldly — invites comparison to its great progenitor, Don Quixote. In cutting a classic wide swath, Pacazo exposes itself to risk, a tricky balance between hilarity and horror. By and large, though, this rangy novel earns its claim to the old knight's inheritance."
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