Mexican Days by Tony Cohan
Journeys into the Heart of Mexico

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Tony Cohan’s On Mexican Time, his chronicle of discovering a new life in the small Mexican mountain town of San Miguel de Allende, has beguiled readers and become a travel classic. Now, in Mexican Days, point of arrival becomes point of departure as—faced with the invasion of the town by tourists and an entire Hollywood movie crew, a magazine editor’s irresistible invitation, and his own incurable wanderlust—Cohan undertakes a richer, wider exploration of the country he has settled in.
Told with the intimate, sensuous insight and broad sweep that captivated readers of On Mexican Time, Mexican Days is set against a changing world as Cohan encounters surprise and adventure in a Mexico both old and new: among the misty mountains and coastal Caribbean towns of Veracruz; the ruins and resorts of Yucatán; the stirring indigenous world of Chiapas; the markets and galleries of Oaxaca; the teeming labyrinth of Mexico City; the remote Sierra Gorda mountains; the haunted city of Guanajuato; and the evocative Mayan ruins of Palenque. Along the way he encounters expatriates and artists, shady operatives and surrealists, and figures from his past.
More than an immensely pleasurable and entertaining travel narrative by one of the most vivid, compelling travel voices to emerge in recent years, Mexican Days is both a celebration of the joys and revelations to be found in this inexhaustibly interesting country and a searching investigation of the Mexican landscape and the grip it is coming to have in the North American imagination.
 

About Tony Cohan

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Tony Cohan is the author of eight books, including the bestselling travel memoir On Mexican Time and the novels Opium and Canary, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His articles, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The Times (London). His song lyrics can be heard on albums by Chick Corea, Al Di Meola, Chaka Khan, and others.
 
Published November 19, 2008 by Broadway Books. 290 pages
Genres: Travel. Non-fiction

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Señor Cohan traveled from his home base in San Miguel de Allende to Oaxaca and Guanajuato, Xalapa and Tlacotalpan, no doubt severely stressing his computer’s spell check as he sampled historic sites and restaurants.

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Novelist and memoirist Cohan takes on a travel magazine assignment to make "some trips around Mexico... see how the puzzle of old and new fit together [and] write about it." Traveling south

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Novelist and memoirist Cohan takes on a travel magazine assignment to make "some trips around Mexico...

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Cohan's acquaintance Ren , though, is real enough: the story of the murder that the locals believe he committed dominates a disturbing chapter called ""The Man Who Was Killed Twice."" Hospitality vies with inefficiency to make Cohan's Mexico a place of surprising ease and random hazards: ""Mexica...

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