Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns, and Revelations in the Americas
It’s pretty brazen to call the United States “America,” considering that Central and South America, as well as Mexico and Canada, are all part of the Americas, and they are worlds away from the culture, cuisine, and style of the US. Breakfast for Alligators reveals a small sampling of the rich complexity of experiences awaiting travelers beyond the bounds of the lower 48 states, from food and fashion to entire lifestyles that will be sure to surprise and enlighten readers.
Central and South America especially shine as DuFord turns his lens toward them, providing intriguing looks at cultures both alien and curiously familiar, as well as at how they view Americans.
DuFord seems like the perfect guide for this journey, open to all experiences. Whether he’s being bombarded by food vendors on a bus in Nicaragua or dragged aside by the pinkies and ordered to dance in Guatemala, he’s in. That’s a rare quality.
Breakfast for Alligators is an eye-opener for both the untraveled and the well-traveled alike because this is no shiny tourism guide, this is down-home firsthand experience, and all the more charming for it.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||294 pages|
|Publisher||Tilted Hat Press|
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