On Mexican Time

On Mexican Time

A New Life in San Miguel

Book - 2000
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We walk the dimly lit town, along its Moorish walls of roseate hues. In the small, thronged central plaza, we sit on an iron bench gazing up at a quirky dripcastle church, its spires embedded in full complement of stars. Drop it, something whispers. Just let it all go.When Los Angeles-based novelist Tony Cohan and his artist wife visited friends in central Mexico in 1985, they fell under the spell of an irresistible place where the pace of life is leisurely, the cobblestone streets and bougainvillea-splashed patios are seductive, and the sights and sounds of daily fiestas fill the air. Awakened to needs Cohan didn't know he had, they returned to California, sold their house, and cast off for a new life in San Miguel de Allende. In an alternately humorous and poignant narrative, Cohan recounts how he and his wife absorb the town's sensual ambiance, eventually find and refurbish a crumbling 250-year-old house, and become entwined in the endless drama of Mexican life. From peso devaluations, earthquakes, murders, and water shortages to a jail break and Mexican and gringo friends' births, marriages, and deaths, On Mexican Time captures
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2000.
ISBN: 9780767903189
0767903188
Characteristics: 289 p. ;,22 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 18, 2014

Having come to hate the insecurities and pace of life in Los Angeles, Cohan and his artist wife Masako returned to San Miguel, the little Mexican town they had fallen in love with that last winter. This is Cohan’s passionate account of their idyllic life in this enchanting area and the fascinating friendships they enjoyed.

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