Travel Advisory by David Lida
Stories of Mexico

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This critically acclaimed, stunning debut collection dramatically illustrates what happens when Mexican's and American's expectations of each other are fulfilled -- or turned inside out. Sometimes viciously funny, sometimes achingly sad, Lida's stories entertain the reader with engrossing, richly observed detail, inspired by his own experience living in Mexico. among his diverse situations and characters are a journalist who finds more realism than magic while interviewing a witch in a backwater swamp, a CIA spook about to return home after a Mexican City posting, and a Mexican of Eastern European descent who considers herself a "JAP" -- a Jewish Aztec Princess.


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Published February 1, 2000 by William Morrow & Co. 208 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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True to its title, Lida's collection of 10 disturbing short stories is likely to give pause to tourists heading south of the border.

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Austin Chronicle

The willingness and ease with which Lida details the savage element of the land he loves, though, is more of a studied assessment than an easy indictment: Like the married couple in his story "Taxi," Lida himself was once robbed in a cab.

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