The Story of the Y, Ben Arzate

From goodreads: In an attempt to interview forgotten outsider musician Y. Bhekhirst, Alex, an aspiring rock journalist, travels the backroads of Mexico along with his girlfriend, Primavera, his best friend/drug dealer Larry A.K.A Lobster, and the ghost of a singer trapped in his own record, John. Along the way they discover towns that disappear overnight, waiters without mouths, cartel bosses with mysterious powers, anarchist militias, and churches which contain infinite worlds.

This surrealist road trip is the debut novel from the amazing mind of Ben Arzate.

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