Set in the late '90s, Torpor tells the story of a young man searching for his father - and coming to terms with his own identity in the process. Peter - or is it Pedro? - is about to wake up from prolonged emotional hibernation to discover what really makes him tick. Follow him on his journey from L.A. to Phoenix to the tropical, mosquito-brined coast of Mexico - an oh-so-human departure from numb suffering into the fearless terrain of wild awakening. From the Author: Make mistake, this book is Peter's voice. We call it a vel rather than an autobiography because the man telling the story has yet to show up in the flesh, sporting n-fiction i.d. to prove his existence. Fictional or t, it is a work of truth. The fact that this story has an author simply means there is a woman who had eugh discipline, stamina and love to write every day and listen well. What Peter experienced is what we're all here to discover. That we are in charge of our own story and the actions of others are valuable context for self-creation. That, matter what nsense entangles or hyptizes you, love is liberating and you must let it have its way with you if you prefer to bypass suffering. That we are here to move beyond fear and activate compassion by recognizing, when it comes to understanding others, we rarely kw the half of it. And when it comes to kwing ourselves we kw even less.
Laurie Perez works, lives and creates in Arizona. She has published literary fiction, creative nonfiction and features in publications as varied as The Antigonish Review, Urban Desires, The Mississippi Review and Word Riot. Torpor, her first novel, earned her a Creative Writing Fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Laurie's passion for exploring the human condition has steered her to live in several countries including Malaysia, Japan, Barbados and Mexico. Learn more by visiting her website at Joybroker.com