Oh Mexico!: Love and Adventure in Mexico City [NOOK Book]

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Set against the vibrant background of one of the world's most dangerous cities, Oh Mexico! is not only a classic travel memoir, but also contains great narrative and amazing facts about this country's colorful history. With an eye for the bizarre and comic, Lucy Neville's engaging account of surviving life and love in a bustling Central American city is irresistible.

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Oh Mexico!: Love and Adventure in Mexico City

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Overview

Set against the vibrant background of one of the world's most dangerous cities, Oh Mexico! is not only a classic travel memoir, but also contains great narrative and amazing facts about this country's colorful history. With an eye for the bizarre and comic, Lucy Neville's engaging account of surviving life and love in a bustling Central American city is irresistible.

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“...a vibrant account of life in Mexico. It is a typical tale of an adventurous twentysomething... excellent when describing the challenge of finding a place to live, being overwhelmed by the sex appeal of her handsome flat mate, responding spontaneously to new and alien experiences, finding a job teaching English to a group of women she calls the ‘First Wives’ Breakfast Club’, struggling with the complexities of speaking a foreign language, unraveling the nuances of class in Mexican society and learning the subtleties and texture of daily life in Mexico City...Neville is a talented writer whose easy, warm style and very ‘non-chick lit’ calmness in the presence of glamorous men makes for an entertaining account of two years and two loves in a city little known to many.” — Sydney Morning Herald

“Part love story, part adventure, Oh Mexico! is a fun, light read, ideal for those eager to run away.” — Courier Mail

“At its very best, travel writing has the capacity to illuminate not only the heart of a traveller, but of a country, too. The page-turning journey that is Oh Mexico! manages to do both things with considerable skill and frequent hilarity... Neville has the canny reserve of a born storyteller, capturing the dissonances as well as the melodies of expatriate life in a country like no other.” — Weekend West

“Neville’s first book is a travel memoir written with all the panache the pizzazz, the characters and suspense of a good novel.” — Adelaide Advertiser

“Mexico City is famous for decapitations and gang violence. So announcing you are moving there would worry most parents – even Lucy’s ‘unshockable’ father Richard Neville, once tried for obscenity in the infamous Oz Boys case. Lucy’s comic observation and eye for the bizarre results in a classic coming of age romantic travel memoir that mixes Almost French with Like Water for Chocolate.” — Northside

“Lucy takes you along as she deals with public transport, shopping, the endless doubles entendres of the local language (almost everything has a secondary, sexual connotation) male machismo, local politics, a hilariously fraught visit by her parents and sister and much more. Anybody who has ever been a 20-something traveller should enjoy this engaging read – think Holy Cow in Mexico.” — Bookseller and Publisher

“Every so often a young writer comes along who can open up a special place to us, and at the same time remind us all of the way we were. This is what Lucy Neville has done in this enchanting travel memoir.” — Carmen Callil

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857889208
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 547,227
  • File size: 639 KB

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