Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Robert Reed Publishers; 1 edition (January 1, 2010)
Synopsis: Gringa in a Strange Land brings back the 'counterculture' of the early 70's, an exhilarating and confusing time for so many young people then. Erica Mason, an American woman living in Mexico, is torn between working to become an artist and the lure of the drug culture. Set mostly in the colonial city of Merida in the Yucatan peninsula, the story then moves among Mayan ruins, laid-back beaches and the cities of Belize and Oaxaca. A host of bohemian expats and Mexicans, and the complex character of Mexico itself, infuse this portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-young-American, that culminates in an unexpected resolution.
Review: Sadly this was just not a book for me. It didn't have enough action in it for me and was basically centered around a woman, Erica, who has sex with multiple men and stays high while struggling to be an artist in a foreign land.
On the plus side I did enjoy the way Linda captured the essence of Mexico and its inhabitants and she puts great detail on her characters and settings.
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