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Sky over El Nido : stories

Mayo, C. M.

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ISBN 10: 0820317667 / ISBN 13: 9780820317663
Published by University of Georgia Press, Athens, 1995
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in illus blue-grey-black DJ; 164 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Inscribed and signed by the author on front free end paper. // Includes the short stories: Sky over El Nido -- The third day -- The Jaguarundi -- Davy Whittlespoon Rex -- The wedding -- Tzintzuntzan -- Coyote don't bite -- O -- Majesty -- Willow -- What fish this fish? -- Rainbow's end. // "Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction." - Dust jacket. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket, with very light edge wear to both. Bookseller Inventory # 8177

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Title: Sky over El Nido : stories

Publisher: University of Georgia Press, Athens

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First printing.

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“Mother rescued the three zebras that escaped from the London zoo”―so begins the first story in this whirlwind collection by C. M. Mayo. Though Mayo’s characters ricochet around the globe in search of diversion, money, enlightenment, cachet, and escape, she sets many of the stories in Sky Over El Nido in Mexico. This is not the gringo’s Mexico of margaritas, mariachis, and inscrutable house servants, but a fin-de-siècle world where a Mexican boy who guards tourists’ cars for small change wears a T-shirt that says “Six Flags Over Georgia.” Mayo’s strangely beautiful yet disturbing stories reveal characters who envision the solutions to their lives in a world where nothing is stable, nothing can be nailed down, and we are all suddenly, dizzyingly faced with sharing the same pitiless sky.

About the Author:

C. M. MAYO is the author of several books on Mexico including The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, a novel based on the true story and named a Library Journal Best Book. Her collection Meteor won the Gival Press Poetry Award. A native of El Paso, she is member of the Texas Institute of Letters.

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