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MEXICO: A TRAVELER'S LITERARY COMPANION ~ 24 MEXICAN WRITERS ON MEXICO

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HEAR A COUNTRY SPEAK
Fiction and literary prose by some of Mexico's finest writers
24 Mexican writers on Mexico, many translated for the first time



"Discovering it was like opening a door and walking into a brightly lit room filled with all kinds of literary treasures"
Mexico Connect

Featured on National Public Radio


Many translated for the first time stories that shatter stereotypes as they provide a rollicking journey

Carlos Fuentes, Laura Esquivel, Fernando del Paso, Juan Villoro, Carlos Monsiváis, Ángeles Mastretta & many more...

"Discovering it was like opening a door and walking into a
brightly lit room filled with all kinds of literary treasures"
Mexico Connect
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"This delicious volume has lovingly gathered a banquet of pieces
that reveal Mexico in all its infinite variety, its splendid
geography, its luminous peoples. What a treat!"
Margaret Sayers Peden, editor, Mexican Writers on Writing

"This is a book to throw in a suitcase or mochila (backpack) on the way to Mexico
or just settling into a favorite patio chair. It will open your eyes, fill you with
pleasure and render our perennial vecinos a little less distante."

Los Angeles Times Book Review
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"This book... may go on to find its place, very naturally, as one of
the outstanding contemporary works on this country... "
David Huerta, El Universal, Mexico City
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Praise for the
Traveler's Literary Companion Series:

"We can hear a country speak and better learn its secrets through the voices
of its great writers. An engaging series— a compelling idea, thoughtfully executed."
Isabel Allende

"Each paperback is an anthology of short stories by fine local writers—
a unique way to learn about a place."
National Geographic Traveler