Come join author and longtime arts advocate Kent Jacobs in celebrating the release of his new book, Zuni Stew : A Novel, published by Sunstone Press. Books will be available for purchase through the museum gift shop or can be ordered online.
Zuni Stew is about Jack D’Amico, a newly minted physician catapulted to a military posting on the Zuni reservation in New Mexico. Sadly, his family is murdered. And he’s next on the list, but why? Both a contract killer and the FBI are after him. In gratitude for saving his son, a Zuni medicine man, a shiwani, spirits Jack into hiding. Speed and greed drive the chase while the energy of the four winds and those of the worlds above and below direct Jack to safety. Trying to stay alive, Jack has to ask himself what is real, what the shiwani sees or what the killers see? Or, what Jack thinks he is seeing? Strap yourself in and go for the ride of your life.
Kent Jacobs is a graduate of Northwestern University College of Medicine with a specialty post-graduate diploma from the University of Colorado College of Medicine. Drafted into the U. S. Public Health Service, he was posted to New Mexico, his home, on the Zuni reservation at Black Rock Hospital. Jacobs lived with the Zunis, absorbing their culture, religion, ceremonies, and the spirit of the land. He is also the author of Hopi Tea and The Turned Field, both from Sunstone Press. He lives with his wife, professional painter Sallie Ritter, in the Mesilla Valley in southern New Mexico.