Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles Through Baja California, the Other Mexico

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Milkweed Editions, 2007 - Travel - 389 pages
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This exquisite book is a rare jewel in the literature of Mexico and its little-known peninsula, Baja. Describing her adventures on this austere and beautiful slip of land, C. M. Mayo creates a multi-layered map of place filled with daredevil aviators, sea turtle researchers, Stone Age cave painters, and countless other colorful characters. Covering Baja from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana, Mayo's wit and curiosity help her weave a story that seamlessly combines history, myth, art, and local color.
  

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Miraculous air: journey of a thousand miles through Baja California, the other Mexico

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With elegant prose and an artist's eye for detail, Mayo may just have written one of the best books ever about Baja California. Mayo (Sky over El Nido, which won a Flannery O'Connor Award for short ... Read full review

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Has some excellent moments and some moments that drag. A reminder that a good editor can make a book shine! Read full review

Contents

odos SatnosrThe Visitors
43
strange treasures
87
The Most Beautiful Dream
135
Fine Kings
157
LEVIATHAN
162
many secret and marvelous things
191
Bay of Angels
223
Lay Thine Hand upon Him
259
ScammoiTS Lagoon Laguna Ojo de Liebre and Guerrero Negro
283
the souMPp 1 aimmm
329
Jewel Point
347
Epilogue
355
Bibliography
361
Index
371
About the Author
391
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About the author (2007)

Mayo is a Texas native and longtime resident of Mexico City, taught economics and international finance at ITAM in Mexico City before turning to literary pursuits.

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