Robert Arellano, author of
curse the Names, A Novel
Robert Arellano is the author of the Edgar-nominated noir Havana Lunar and two earlier novels, all published by Akashic Books. Writing as Eddy Arellano, he collaborated with three artists on the graphic novel Dead in Desemboque from Soft Skull Press.
In 1996, writing as Bobby Rabyd, Arellano created the Internet's first interactive novel, Sunshine '69. Arellano has taught writing, literature, and digital media at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Institute of American Indian Arts, the University of New Mexico, and now at Southern Oregon University, he teaches in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Curse The Names, A Novel
High on a mesa in the mountains of New Mexico a small town hides a dreadful secret. On a morning very soon there will be an accident that triggers a terrible chain reaction, and the world we know will be wiped out.
James Oberheim, a reporter at Los Alamos National Laboratory, already sees the devastation, like the skin torn off a moment that is yet to be. He believes he can prevent an apocalypse, but first James must escape the devices of a sensuous young blood tech, a lecherous old hippie, a predator in a waking nightmare, and a forsaken adobe house high away in the Sangre de Cristo mountains whose dark history entwines them all.
A massive bomb is ticking beneath the sands of the Southwest, and time is running out to send a warning. James has to find a way to pass along the message--even if it ruins him.
Published by Akashic Books