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Lists with This Book. We stop at a high point, overlooking the forest and the guides enjoy using my binoculars. Waiting for onward transport From Palacio onwards we see the tell tale signs of the drug trade. From Palacio onwards we see the tell tale signs of the drug trade. We tell him of our plans and he tells us that he is heading to Palacio, our destination, as well; he will show us how to get there. But Timar treats his characters generously and with empathy.
El Paso neighborhood project fails poop test. Yeliza Is Searching Garrochales. Miracle Dogs of Portugal. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. August 23, - Published on Amazon. Reading Tooth Man, I felt that I was hanging out with a set of amiable story-tellers. The men - a journalist, a anthropologist, and a businessman - are outsiders in a small coastal town, sharing their experiences as they learn how the locals deal with love, death, ghosts, and baseball rivalries. The stories are variously ironic, tragic, or humorous.
The North Americans are all well-intentioned, but the considerable charm - and value - of the book lies in the deft way in which Timar shows how their judgments about the native ways and their attempts to change things fail to grasp the social realities of the community.
In the final story, "Nicaragua Spin Cycle," the unintended consequences of introducing washing machines become apparent. It's a small-scale version of what's happened over and over when powerful nations try to "improve" others. Drawing on his background from six years living in Central America, Timar gives us realistic atmosphere and details, from how witchcraft is practiced to traveling by panga versus a speedboat. My main reservation is that I found some of the extended conversations lengthy and would like a little more setting or narrative to break them up.
But Timar treats his characters generously and with empathy. The dramas here are personal and local but carry implications in a larger context.
It's a worthwhile book. I would certainly recommend it to those who like a story with an unusual setting, and also hope it could stimulate thought about the way we view other ways of life.
September 17, - Published on Amazon. Anyone with an interest in learning more about the Miskito people, or plan a visit to the Honduran or Nicaraguan Caribean coast or Corn Island will be well served with this book.
Brings a likable characteristic to a people we most do not know. All the characters are well developed and likable. Not a spot on or in it to complain about. Without really knowing the people of this culture this was a hard one to judge, but after googling that, I Overall Feedback: Without really knowing the people of this culture this was a hard one to judge, but after googling that, I found the author was spot on. Each story is well told at a rapid fire pace. Being that these are short stories you can tell where on stops and one starts but looking at it overall you find a culture that amazes you.
Jan 12, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: A collection of well-told short stories of life on Nicaragua's Mosquito Coast. The stories give the reader a glimpse of the culture, folklore, and superstitions of the Miskito people.
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