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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (204 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anita Desai Narrator: Eleanor Bron Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A young North American finds himself on a quest for his own family in a mining town in Mexico where, almost 100 years earlier, young miners like his own grandfather worked the mines. That is, until Pancho Villa and revolution came to Mexico. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diane Ramirez | 2/17/2014

    " A touch of magical realism, a nice bit of cultural and historical background, a gorgeous setting that provided me with some imaginary vacation memories since this isn't the year for real ones (and their real costs). A very short book, The Zigzag Way was a whisp, a tease that *poofed* itself out of my world when I wanted more -- much like the spirits the Mexicans seek on dia do los muertos. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Magi | 12/18/2013

    " mexico-cornish miners.grandson returns to mining town. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Allison | 11/13/2013

    " Some good passages on the difficulty and strangeness faced by people coming to Mexico from other countries in the early 1900s, but the main character's story is very thin, and I did not feel I got the "quiet, powerful epiphany" I was promised. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Maxine | 11/13/2013

    " Classed as UK because the author is from the UK, this novella set in Mexico was a mess of tangled threads left unresolved at the end. Didn't enjoy it. "

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About the Author
Author Anita Desai

Anita Desai is the author of Fasting, Feasting, Baumgartner’s Bombay, Clear Light of Day, and Diamond Dust, among other works. Three of her books have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She was born and educated in India and now lives in the New York City area.