Early in the evening of November 25, 2006, George Bynum, the protagonist leaves his Mexican novia Patricia among anti-government protest marchers in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico and returns to his apartment to finish a report for his employers, the Rural Development through Education Center. Before he can finish, his cell phone rings. aTheyare attacking! Killing..! They wonatabstop!a Patriciaas voice rings in his ears. He rushes out, hoping to find her, but blinded by teargas from a federal police assault trips and has to be helped to safety. He and several others, including a young woman named Claudi Auscher, make their way back to Georgeas apartment. Claudi, who defines herself as aa Mexican Jew gypsy bitch rebela joins George in his efforts to reestablish contact with Patricia, who has been flown to a maximum security prison along with other innocent victims of the militarized purge. George and Claudi are fictional characters but the events in which theyave become embroiled are based on the actual political and social upheavals that reverberated through Oaxaca from November 2006 through April 2007.Once theya#39;d finished the introductions Giovanatto explained goals and procedures, thanked aJoe Yamamoto here from Rights for ... to caution that it was important to ask each person they interviewed for permission to photograph, videotape and/or tape record their comments. aAnd oh, a a grinamomentary, self- deprecatoryaaNo pictures of me. ... George, a bland-faced Texan whoa#39;d introduced himself as a junior high school English teacher, asked how long George had lived in Oaxaca.
|Title||:||Where Gringos Don’t Belong|
|Publisher||:||Anaphora Literary Press -|