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Reading: Ray Zepeda — “Desperados”

Posted on April 29, 2013

  • Date: May 2, 2013
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Gatsby Books (5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808)

Ray Zepeda will read from his recently published book Desperados (World Parade Books, 2013). Book Description: Rafael Zepeda’s Desperados has an enchanting and captivating cachet, cut from Zepeda’s own Iberian legacy. It presents the reader with a zany romp through the hinterlands of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico and beyond. The story chronicles the son’s quest for his nomadic, manic, half-crazed father–as the 21st Century resurrection of the legendary bandito Joaquin Murrieta, who was Mexico’s Jesse James. Encountering a colorful array of characters along the way, Desperados is an arresting rendering of their adventures and escapades–a historical travelogue of conquest and surrender. –Beef Torrey, Co-Editor of Jim Harrison: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Conversations With Hunter S. Thompson.