Synopses & Reviews
"For Tony Cohan, Mexico is a place where the human spirit breathes freely in prolific forms some sad and funny, some bizarre and touching, all sharply rendered by his alert eye and graceful prose. What a pleasure it is to be guided through this good story of a couple making a life there." Michael Ryan, author of Secret Life
"A brief escape from the hectic life of Los Angeles to a small Mexican town slowly and inexorably changes novelist Cohan and his artist wife. Cohan is poetic in his descriptions of the vibrancy of life, the serenity of the pace of activity, the simplicity of priorities, and the attentiveness of human relationships in Mexico. Humorous and enviable for the adventure and sheer joy of adopting a new language, culture, and lifestyle." Booklist
"With breathtaking skill Tony Cohan evokes Mexico's mystical depths and America's thirst for soul. He blurs the line in the sand we call 'the border,' revealing the richness of life we miss by being distant neighbors." Soledad Santiago, author of Streets of Fire
"Like Mexico itself, On Mexican Time is a spectacle of sights, scents, and sounds. Shaped by Cohan's imaginative and vivid prose, colors, aromas, and sounds leap, waft, and resonate from the page." Sandra Benitez, author of A Place Where the Sea Remembers and Bitter Grounds
Filled with colorful characters and the daily drama of Mexican life, "On Mexican Time" is a vivid portrait of San Miguel as well as an irresistible journey of discovery and transformation.
About the Author
Tony Cohan is the author of the novels Canary, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Opium, a Literary Guild Selection. His essays, travel writings, and reviews have appeared in books, magazines, and newspapers, including the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. His work as a lyricist with pianist and composer Chick Corea and others can be heard on a number of albums. He divides his time between Venice, California, and Mexico.