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  • Filled with compassion and wit, this is a warm and insightful account of contemporary Mexican culture, politics and everyday life.

    Sunday Times
  • Theroux's work remains the standard by which other travel writing must be judged

  • [Theroux's] ability to sum up a people or a city in a few lines is undiminished

    Daily Telegraph on 'Deep South'
  • The world's most perceptive travel writer

    Daily Mail
  • [A] dark-edged but ultimately hopeful travelogue... Armchair travelers will find an astute, familiar guide in Theroux

    Publisher's Weekly
  • Countless lovely descriptions of Mexico's landscapes and insights into the country's history and literature... Illuminating, literate, and timely-a must-read for those interested in what's going on inside Mexico


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