John M Keller Know Your Baker

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Know Your Baker

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9780615717067: Know Your Baker

Omar's friend Art Serrano, a world-famous painter, is dead―either that or he's disappeared and has left behind what appears to be a suicide note. As months go by, as Art becomes the focus of a media feeding frenzy, who better to supply the authoritative accounts of his past and present life than his old friend Omar, a journalist, to whom Art's last messages, it turns out, were dedicated? In the meantime, Verónica, a factory-worker-turned-prostitute in Juárez, Mexico, is murdered outside a discotheque attended by the city's young and rich. Her roommate, Esme, quickly learns the police have no desire to find the killer. In fact, Vero's death is the most recent in a chain of slayings of hundreds of young girls and women in a city still clinging to the outlaw and desert-saloon mentality that has characterized the northern border for years. She unites with an angry, graying priest, blackballed by the church for his liberal ideologies, and the two attempt to follow the trail of the killers.

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John M. Keller is the author of three acclaimed books of fiction, including two published by Dr. Cicero Books, KNOW YOUR BAKER (2013), and THE BOX AND THE BRIEFCASE, THE MOLEQUE AND THE OLD MAN, AND THE FIRST COMING OF THE SECOND SON OF GOD (2014). He has taught writing at the City University of New York; the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico; the Universidad de Montevideo, in Uruguay; and St. Xavier's College, in Mumbai, India.

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PRAISE FOR JOHN M. KELLER:

“One of the most original and most brilliant of the new crop of young American fiction writers.” —Roll Magazine

“I knew I was in the presence of not just a conscious stylist with a mind well stocked with image, likeness, mashal, but also a storyteller capable, as the best are, of overcoming ‘plot,’ and turning it into event—a journey not for characters alone but for the reader. I continue to read his stories, each one surprising, and wait for the novels the bio note promises.” —Robert Kelly, Poet

PRAISE FOR KNOW YOUR BAKER:

“Keller has Juárez in his bones. He has written the city’s poverty and gore in bold colors and cold gales of anger. Feel the rumble of the slow train a’coming? That train is death and filled with dead girls and dead men and dead dreams. Hop on board for Know Your Baker.” —Charles Bowden, author of Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing

“Alternating parallel narratives, Know Your Baker is a witty and imaginative first novel, enhanced by an intrinsic elegance.” —Jonathan Baumbach, author of Dreams of Molly

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