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Driftwood Stories from the Margarita Road

Author: Anthony Lee Head
Publisher: [s.l.] : Luna Blue Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF JUST RUNNING AWAY FROM IT ALL? In Driftwood: Stories from the Margarita Road, free-spirited Americans fleeing mundane and disappointing lives head south in search of a fresh start. When they end up in Playa Paraiso--a lush, unspoiled beach town on Mexico's idyllic Caribbean coast--they discover the hedonistic and unpredictable world of the tropics. Poppa, the savvy, irreverent owner of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Lee Head
ISBN: 9781735278100 1735278106
OCLC Number: 1250657305
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Anthony Lee Head.

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HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF JUST RUNNING AWAY FROM IT ALL? In Driftwood: Stories from the Margarita Road, free-spirited Americans fleeing mundane and disappointing lives head south in search of a fresh start. When they end up in Playa Paraiso--a lush, unspoiled beach town on Mexico's idyllic Caribbean coast--they discover the hedonistic and unpredictable world of the tropics. Poppa, the savvy, irreverent owner of the local beach bar, is always willing to lend an ear and a helping hand to his fellow expats. He tells their stories of life in paradise, as together they deal with love and loss, vicious drug dealers, charming rogues, encroaching civilization, and a devastating hurricane. The book's interwoven vignettes explore the heart's tug of war between the need for a place to call home and the desire for the freedom to roam. Reviewers say Driftwood mixes the charm of John Steinbeck, the excitement of Joseph Conrad, and the flip-flop escapism of Jimmy Buffett--all set against a backdrop of stunning blue water and endless white sand. Author Anthony Lee Head lived the expat life for ten years. In a fit of middle-aged madness, he traded a long career as a San Francisco trial lawyer for an unknown adventure in a foreign land. He and his wife bought a rundown hostel a few blocks from the beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, which they transformed into a wildly popular hotel and bar. The characters they met there became the inspiration for Driftwood: Stories from the Margarita Road. Travelers, wanderers, explorers, and dreamers alike will see themselves in these unforgettable tales, all the while craving an icy boat drink on a sprawling beach. But be careful: if you stick your feet in the sand and come along on this journey, you may not want to go home again. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2020 BY KIRKUS REVIEWS "Truly wonderful and moving tales; the author is a writer to watch." ~ Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "...a deep, empathic humanity affords each character and event vivid authenticity." ~ Peter Coyote, bestselling author and actor "What often starts as simply an entertaining tale ends with a message that resonates deeply. I hated for it to end. Grab a drink and a beach chair and settle in for an excellent escape." ~ Betsy Andrews, Amazon reviewer.

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