The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora Hardcover
Who is Neftoon Zamora? According to stories, he (or she) was part Zuni, part Martian, part Delta Blues player, and had come from the Great Spirit, Mars, or some place in Mississippi, thousands of years ago. Is Neftoon Zamora merely folklore, a tale told by fools to children? Or does Neftoon Zamora really exist, living in a small, hidden settlement in the mountains of New Mexico?
Welcome to THE LONG SANDY HAIR OF NEFTOON ZAMORA, a first novel of magical realism by Michael Nesmith.
Praise for "The Long Sandy Hair Of Neftoon Zamora,"
by other authors.
--Douglas Adams, author ofThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
--N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of House Made of Dawn
--Georgie Anne Geyer, author and syndicated columnist, United Press Syndicate
--Wendy Wasserstein, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of "The Heidi Cronicles"
"Nesmith echoes the styles of two writers...Gabriel Garcia-Marquez and Lewis Carroll. He constructs a narrative that's part magical realism part "The Red Queen's Race."
"The Long Sandy Hair Of Neftoon Zamora is an impressively unexpected novel. It is not the sort of thing a celebrity would toss off in the hope of cashing in on a famous name. Instead, it serves notice that a compelling literary career may be just beginning. Michael Nesmith, hats off".
--L.D. Meagher, CNN
"The Long Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora is a funny-ha-ha, funny-strange, love-is-strange panorama that flows like the tresses of its mythic musical protagonist..."
Indeed, a keen descriptive sense and a full-bodied humanity are the soul of this notable first novel..."
"Unlike so many novels involving the mystical, life-shaping properties of music, Nesmith doesn't ask you to merely have faith that the music is important. He's convincing, and his characters -- wonderfully expressive and eccentric -- are believably moved by the music Nesmith dreams up for them."
-Christopher Arnott, The Advocate