Kex is the administrator of the Eidon Academy, a college with an interdimensional portal on campus, and the intellectual center of a recently seceded Southern California.
Roberto and his wife Sasha are busy acting out a bad campus novel, with infidelities and academic intrigues, when the known universe undergoes some fundamental changes.
Kex is more than a human being, it appears, but also an avatar around whom mandala-like emanations revolve, frequencies whose meaning Roberto must discern if he is to legitimize his new Department of Cartography . . .
Q&A with Robin Wyatt Dunn
Q: Hey Robin what's this one all about? A: Howdy, this is my fifth book! It's 36,000 words, so either a short novel or long novella, as you like. A MAP OF KEX'S FACE. Kex is the administrator of this crazy university in a seceded Southern California. The books follows Roberto, a weird alter-ego for yours truly, who's having trouble adjusting to academic life as a professor, and trouble adjusting to the altered laws of physics that some of the college's quantum experiments have created. Q: What the heck. A: Yeah, crazy. Q: What do you do when you're not writing? A: I'm finishing an MFA at Chapman University, in, you guessed it, Southern California. I defend my thesis in exactly one week . . . although by the time you read this, I'll either be a totally awesome success or miserable failure as far as that goes, so wish me luck retroactively! Q: What do you plan to do with that degree? A: It's actually a terminal degree, so with any luck I will teach other writers at college! It's a great pyramid scheme, really: you pay the money in, then you get the money back out (less!). Q: What's the meaning of life? A: Dunno. Q: What else do you want to tell us? A: Help us fight for a democracy! There's never been one in human history! That was my stump speech. Q: You're weird! A: You too!