Sliced Iguana: Travels in Unknown Mexico

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Hamish Hamilton, 2001 - Mexico - 316 pages
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A journey into the heart of Mexico, with all its conflicting cultures and its distinctive clash of the old and the new. The unifying themes of the book and Mexico's universal loves and hates, its underlying religious faith and superstition, its obsession with death and disguise, feelings of isolation and community, sense of outrage and betryal is its passion for fantasy, idolatry and fiesta, and its love of the land. Isabella visits some of the most intriguing regions of Mexico, from Juchitan, where mothers encourage their sons to be homosexual to avoid paying dowries, to Atotonilco, scene of Easter humiliations and to the Sierra Madre Occidental - home of the Peyote.

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I'd like to defend this book against reader reviews that describe it as "slow" and "hard to get into," because I don't think that's quite fair. This book is unrelenting in its erudition, its intensity ... Read full review

Contents

Urban Leviathan Mexico City i
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Holy Week San Miguel de Allende
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A Week of Impiety Juchitan
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