- 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).
Amazon.com 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.