Sliced Iguana

Sliced Iguana : Travels in Mexico

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Drawn to Mexico by her powerful curiosity about this ancient land, Isabella Tree embarks on a journey to get to the heart of its complex and colourful culture. She takes part in shamanic rituals with the Maya; revels through the night with transvestites in Juchitan; awaits spirits in an ancient graveyard on Lake Patzcuaro; joins an Indian pilgrimage in the Sierra Madre; and spends a bloodthirsty Easter among self-flagellating penitents. In showing the stark realities and ancient mysticism, the tenderness and violence to be found in modern Mexico, Isabella Tree has written the perfect evocation of this country of extremes.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 127 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
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  • 0140281142
  • 9780140281149

Author information

Isabella Tree was born in 1964 and lives in West Sussex. Her last book, Islands in the Clouds: Travels in the Highlands of New Guinea, was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Award. She was the overall winner of the Travelex Travel Writers' Awards in 1999. She is also the author of The Ruling Passion of John Gould.show more

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