For Australian author Cate Kennedy the dice rolls and she finds herself in small town Mexico. So begins a compelling journey where her life becomes inextricably intertwined with those of Mexican farmers and their families. From a hilarious evening at a disco, to a fifteenth birthday party where dancing to the Bee Gees is mandatory, to a joyous wedding reception in a hot, dusty backyard and quiet moments of hardship, grief and loss, the Mexican gusto for celebration, pilgrimage and family challenges her to confront the big issues in life. Vividly evoked and beautifully written Sing, and Don't Cry is funny, warm, yet ultimately disarming.
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Cate Kennedy is the author of Dark Roots, a collection of award winning stories and two collections of poetry. She works as a writer and editor and lives in north east Victoria, Australia, where in summer the landscape looks little like Central America, if you blur your eyes.Review:
Sing, and Don't Cry is an eloquent portrait of how lived experience can inform and alter a person's intellectual and spiritual alignment. Kennedy's desire for an investigation of her inner life makes this book a profound and evocative document. --Kate McFayden, Australian Book Review.
What we have here is a travel book with a social conscience, in which moving out of a cultural comfort zone means learning "what is truly essential and who is truly poor". --Lucy Sussex, The Sunday Age
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Book Description Transit Lounge Publishing, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0975022814