From the Publisher
This novel will be of interest to fans of Franz Kafka, Carlos Castaneda, and Juan Rulfo. Elements of all three writers can be found threaded into this strange and mesmerizing book. In addition, it will be of interest to readers of science fiction and horror stories. It is a surreal romp through a remote Mexican village filled with bizarre events and even stranger characters. The story defies conventional definitions and can be read on many levels. The protagonist, Baltazar Fife, is a twenty-four year old Vietnam veteran who finds himself in the company of blood thirsty gunfighters and exotic magicians in this unusual surrealistic novel, told in the best tradition of magical realistic fiction, transporting the reader through a time-warp adventure of self-realization and discovery.