Pacazo: A Novel

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Jonathan Cape, 2012 - Americans - 517 pages
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John Segovia is many things American, corpulent, shambolic, and obsessed with the history of South America. This is what drew him to the city of Piura in the coastal desert of Peru, where every grain of sand teems with stories of Incas and Conquistadors. Here, where past and present intermesh, he thought he'd finally found a life for himself.

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User Review  - Avital Gad-Cykman - Goodreads

Love the interwoven stories, the personal and the historical. Roy's delightful writing makes this long journey a pleasurable one. Your heart goes out to this widower who's chasing after his lost past and after his wife's murderer while taking care of a child. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Roy Kesey's previous books include the award-winning novella Nothing in the World, a historical guide to the Chinese city of Nanjing, and a short story collection called All Over, which made The L Magazine's recent 'Best Books of the Decade' list. His short stories, essays and poems have appeared in more than eighty magazines, including McSweeney's, Subtropics, Ninth Letter and The Kenyon Review. He is the recipient of a 2010 prose fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently lives in Peru with his wife and children.

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