Gods Without Men
In the desert, you see, there is everything and nothing . . . It is God without men.
—Honoré de Balzac, Une passion dans le désert, 1830
Jaz and Lisa Matharu are plunged into a surreal public hell after their son, Raj, vanishes during a family vacation in the California desert. However, the Mojave is a place of strange power, and before Raj reappears inexplicably unharmed—but not unchanged—the fate of this young family will intersect with that of many others, echoing the stories of all those who have traveled before them.
Driven by the energy and cunning of Coyote, the mythic, shape-shifting trickster, Gods Without Men is full of big ideas, but centered on flesh-and-blood characters who converge at an odd, remote town in the shadow of a rock formation called the Pinnacles. Viscerally gripping and intellectually engaging, it is, above all, a heartfelt exploration of the search for pattern and meaning in a chaotic universe.
This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
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Review: Gods Without MenUser Review - kristyn - Goodreads
Much as with most of David Mitchell's books, I was enthralled until almost the end - and then left disappointed. Unknowableness and mystery are fine as a thread, but at least in the way presented here ... Read full review
Review: Gods Without MenUser Review - Amber Cooke - Goodreads
" They looked so ugly to her, all the morning people, because when Raj went missing she'd seen the flip side of their self-assurance: the outrage when something unknowable reared up before them, not ... Read full review