Gods Without Men
ISBN10: 030795711X ISBN13: 9780307957115 Publisher: Random House Inc Published: Mar 6 2012 Pages: 369 Weight: 1.48lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.75" Depth: 1.50" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
"In the desert, you see, there is everything and nothing . . . It is God without men."
--Honore de Balzac, "Une passion dans le desert, " 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.