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Confessions of a Rain God
     

Confessions of a Rain God

by Robert Mayer
 
A droll comedy/drama about love and the gods, Confessions of a Rain God is set among the classic Mayas. They, of course, did not predict the end of the world. (It caught them by surprise.) The book is narrated by the Mayan rain god Chac -- long-nosed and elderly -- the most important god of the Mayas, who depend on his rain for their very lives. Chac has the

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A droll comedy/drama about love and the gods, Confessions of a Rain God is set among the classic Mayas. They, of course, did not predict the end of the world. (It caught them by surprise.) The book is narrated by the Mayan rain god Chac -- long-nosed and elderly -- the most important god of the Mayas, who depend on his rain for their very lives. Chac has the misfortune to fall in love with a beautiful young Maya girl, Tika. But physical love between a god and a mortal is forbidden, causing no end of frustration for the droll old fellow. How he copes -- and fails to cope -- is a bawdy, romantic tale of love and blood, which gives a new twist to the questionable saying, Love Conquers All.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015942828
Publisher:
About Comics/Combustoica
Publication date:
11/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
236
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Robert Mayer attended the City College of NY, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. After a brief stint at the Washington Post, he joined the staff of Newsday. He spent ten years there, six as a reporter and four as the paper's New York City columnist.

In 1968 he won the National Headliner Award as the best feature columnist in the country. In 1969 he won the Mike Berger Award for the year's best writing about New York City. In 1971 he received the Mike Berger Award again, becoming the first person to win it twice. He then moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to write books and articles.

Mayer is the author of eleven books -- seven novels and two works of non-fiction. Three of the books have been reissued in new editions during the past few years. They include Superfolks, which (for better or worse) altered the treatment of super heroes in comics and movies forever; Notes of a Baseball Dreamer, a memoir about growing up as a wannabe major leaguer in the city; and The Dreams of Ada, the true story of two men spending life in prison for a murder they did not commit
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Between writing books Mayer served six years as managing editor and then editor of The Santa Fe Reporter, an alternative weekly. His journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Condé Naste Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Metropolitan Home, Rocky Mountain Magazine and numerous other publications. Currently he is completing a new novel.

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