A Crucifixion in Mexico (Hardcover)
Black Heron Press, 9780930773526, 253pp.
Publication Date: November 15, 1998
In the early 1970s, three American students living in Mexico witness the crucifixion and death of a man in a Mexican village at Easter. The man was not supposed to die. At first there is no explanation for his death. Then the villagers turn on the Americans, forcing them to find sanctuary in a small church. A Crucifixion in Mexico is about what happened to two of the Americans in the years that followed. Gloria is a wanderer. A failure by contemporary standards, when she was twenty she did not think in terms of marriage or children or success. She thought she would travel, enjoy her life. Now she is filled with self-doubt. Andrew, on the other hand, is a success, moving comfortably from one compromise to another, conforming his way to safety. A Crucifixion in Mexico deals with politics, racism, religion and the end of the ideals of the boomer generation.