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Baja Diaries - Chronicles of a Paradise Lost
     

Baja Diaries - Chronicles of a Paradise Lost

by George E. Puckett
 
Foreword

Kent Anderson, PhD

For centuries, people have left their homes and familiar surroundings in search of "the other." This is a term long used by anthropologists to describe the urge in so many people to seek and experience "the exotic." Many humans seem willing to depart from a common culture, extended family and native tongue to enter a very

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Foreword

Kent Anderson, PhD

For centuries, people have left their homes and familiar surroundings in search of "the other." This is a term long used by anthropologists to describe the urge in so many people to seek and experience "the exotic." Many humans seem willing to depart from a common culture, extended family and native tongue to enter a very different and unfamiliar setting.

What you are about to read in BAJA DIARIES are the experiences of "the other" by George Puckett and his wife, Tina, a Black couple from Tucson, Arizona. In 1998, they embarked on a great adventure, leaving behind the United States of America, many friends and family, to settle in a beautiful enclave near the Pacific Ocean in the Mexican city of Ensenada in Baja California.

The episodic nature of BAJA DIARIES reveals the high accomplishments of the Pucketts, their dashed hopes, and, ultimately, tragedy. The reader will learn about the many characters the Pucketts met during their stay, some saintly and some unsavory. A large portion of their experience details the religious infighting among the Americans they encountered in Ensenada.

After several years in "paradise," George and Tina were overwhelmed by systematic Mexican skulduggery in the form of dubious real estate dealings (and double-dealings!) and the brutally pernicious behavior on the part of law enforcement. At the same time as their taste of "the other" was coming to a nasty climax, they were beset with a tragedy of unbelievable circumstance.

I invite you to experience these strangely unsettling years of George and Tina Puckett.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434346018
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
06/19/2008
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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