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The Virgin's Guide to Mexico
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The Virgin's Guide to Mexico tells the story of seventeen year old Alma Price, who crosses the border in the opposite direction: from wealthy, suburban Texas into the wild heart of Mexico.  Alma is searching for her grandfather, who lives in Mexico City, she thinks, although it’s hard to know what’s true with a lying mother who raised her amongst the blond brigade of their rich  neighborhood outside Austin. Disguised and determined, Alma winds through the thugs and witches and whores of the border before disappearing in the heart of Mexico City, with her Mexican mother and Texan father in hot pursuit, as the three of them face the consequences of their shared and secret pasts. 
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The Virgin's Guide to Mexico tells the story of seventeen year old Alma Price, who crosses the border in the opposite direction: from wealthy, suburban Texas into the wild heart of Mexico.  Alma is searching for her grandfather, who lives in Mexico City, she thinks, although it’s hard to know what’s true with a lying mother who raised her amongst the blond brigade of their rich  neighborhood outside Austin. Disguised and determined, Alma winds through the thugs and witches and whores of the border before disappearing in the heart of Mexico City, with her Mexican mother and Texan father in hot pursuit, as the three of them face the consequences of their shared and secret pasts. 

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About Eric

Eric B. Martin is a novelist, author of four books including Donald, The Virgin's Guide to Mexico and Winners, which was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. He has been honored as a Fulbright Fellow, Michener Fellow, an American Short Fiction...

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