Press kit for Into the Hearts of the Amazons
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Into the Hearts of the Amazons
In Search of a Modern Matriarchy
Publication date: May 2006
272 pp. 6 x 9 1 map
ISBN 0-299-21640-3 Cloth $26.95
"For centuries the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, like a magnet, has attracted travelers, adventurers, scholars, romantics, and rebels. Something about Oaxaca and the Zapotec culture appeals to the curious and restless. DeMott's fine memoir captures the spirit of this quest. It will be of interest to anthropologists and general readers alike."Howard Campbell, author of Zapotec Struggles
"Driven by an unquenchable personal passion for his subject, Tom DeMott has produced an exceptional narrative that deconstructs the cliches of a Mexican region and a people shrouded in romance and myth. Acutely observed, richly experienced, Into the Hearts of the Amazons exposes issues of matriarchy and culture through intimate, often bizarre, and surreal yet indelibly moving close encounters with the people of Juchitán and Tehuantepec."Tony Cohan, author of On Mexican Time and Mexican Days
"A perfectly balanced blend of first-person narrative, anecdote, and research on the region."Brian Bouldrey, editor of Traveling Souls: Contemporary Pilgrimage Stories
Tom DeMott is a travel writer who lives in San Francisco. His work has appeared in many publications, including the San Francisco Observer and Clubmex.
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