The Road to Mexico

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August 1997



The road between Tucson, Arizona, and Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, runs straight and true. Slicing through miles of roiling desert and faraway blue mountains, it could be just another fast way to get from here to there. But if the traveler has a taste for adventure and time to spare, this road can be a rich and unforgettable ride.Equipped with camera, pen, and a lively curiosity, photographer Maeve Hickey and writer Lawrence J. Taylor set out to capture whatever might come their way on the road to Mexico. They roamed and rambled, they stayed well off the beaten track, and they talked to nearly everyone they met, from wisecracking waitresses to landed gentry to street urchins dressed in rags. Their book brings to life the calf ropers and casinos, the saints and sinners, the mariachis and miracles in a no-man's land that sometimes seems to belong neither to the United States nor to Mexico.Following the footsteps of earlier travelers -- traders, warriors, missionaries, and explorers -- these modern pilgrims take a hands-on approach to their journey. Throughout, both writer and photographer convey the sizzle and spice of a land where Indian, Mexican, and Anglo worlds have collided, coexisted, and melted into each other for centuries. Their eye for the hidden telling detail carries the reader straight into the action, and their zest for excitement spurs any traveler to drop everything, grab a bag, and hit the road to Mexico.


Maeve Hickey is an artist and photographer whose multimedia work has been exhibited in England, Italy, France, Ireland, and Mexico as well as parts of the United States
EAN: 9780816517251
ISBN: 0816517258
Untertitel: 'Southwest Center Series'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1997
Seitenanzahl: 178 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Fotos von Maeve Hickey
Format: kartoniert
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