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  • Title: The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle
  • Author: Francisco Goldman
  • ISBN: 9780802122568
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Coming off the most successful book of a decorated career Say Her Name The Interior Circuit is Francisco Goldman s timely and provocative journey into the heart of Mexico City.The Interior Circuit is Goldman s story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife s death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city Embracing the DF MexicoComing off the most successful book of a decorated career Say Her Name The Interior Circuit is Francisco Goldman s timely and provocative journey into the heart of Mexico City.The Interior Circuit is Goldman s story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife s death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city Embracing the DF Mexico City as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico This is the chronicle of an awakening, both personal and political, interior and exterior, to the meaning and responsibilities of home Mexico s narco war rages on and, with the restoration of the Institutional Revolutionary Party the PRI to power in the summer s 2012 elections, the DF s special apartness seems threatened In the summer of 2013, when Mexican organized crime violence and death erupts in the city in an unprecedented way, Goldman sets out to try to understand the menacing challenges the city now faces By turns exuberant, poetic, reportorial, philosophic, and urgent, The Interior Circuit fuses a personal journey to an account of one of the world s most remarkable and often misunderstood cities.
    Francisco Goldman
    Francisco Goldman is an American novelist, journalist, and maestro , at Fundaci n Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano FNPI , the journalism school for Latin America created by Gabriel Garc a M rquez Goldman is also known as Francisco Goldman Molina, Frank and Paco.He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to a Guatemalan mother and Jewish American father His first novel, The Long Night of White Chickens 1992 , won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and was a finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award, and his second, The Ordinary Seaman 1997 , was a finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was short listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award He currently resides in Mexico City and Brooklyn, New York He also teaches at Trinity College Connecticut.Excerpted from.


    When we last left Mr. Goldman, he was bereft and just grieving the loss of his young wife, Aura, in an ocean accident. Say Her Name is one of the most moving books I've ever read; I was warned not to read it on the bus because I wouldn't be able to stop crying. Goldman examines Aura's life with the eye and detail of the journalist he is, but with the heart that only comes with someone completely smitten.​The Interior Circuit ​gives us a still recovering Goldman, but one who's ready to tackle [...]

    this book felt all over the place. the first half, about him getting through his grieving period, is stronger than the second half which is about a group kidnapping in Mexico city. I felt the whole thing was too loosely related.

    Leslie Rawls
    Multi-layered and beautifully written, _The Interior Circuit_ presents Goldman's experience riding, and sometimes being pounded by, the waves of grief after his young wife's death in a body-surfing accident. He dives into life in Mexico City, specifically the DF, in part to connect with this place that Aura treasured. And the book moves far beyond Goldman's personal grief and into the wonders of the DF and Mexico --- the beauty of the people and heritage and the horror of the narco world in most [...]

    Milly Cohen
    Excelente libro. Excelente libro.Estuve en la presentación y por ello sé de qué va, más allá de lo que dice.Si amas México, hay que leerlo. Si quieres comprender lo que nos pasa como mexicanos, hay que leerlo. Si quieres saber qué sucede con el autor luego de su libro Di su nombre, hay que leerlo. Si te gusta (o te asusta) manejar en México, hay que leerlo. Si no te interesa en lo absoluto la política, quizá es mejor que no lo leas, es más político que personal, y más biográfico qu [...]

    Stephen King
    This is a thought provoking and intense book, describing in heart wrenching terms the grief of a husband who has lost his Mexican wife in a surfing accident and how we comes to terms with his grief. At the same time it is a powerful description of the violence and corruption which lies behind Mexican society and politics viewed from the relatively stage vantage point of Mexico City. Like other reviewers, I felt the pursuit of the kidnapped group in the second half of the book took far to long to [...]

    I loved this even though I question what the author was doing getting into certain situations.It touched on Mexico City and even referenced Daniel Hernandez, Down and Delirious in Mexico City!Beautifully written non-fiction. I felt his grief throough out the book and while some may not have liked it, I appreciated him going into detail on the political climate in Mexico and details on the Heavens case, and Ayotzinapa.

    Just starting and really enjoying it. The books opens on Avenida Amsterdam, which I remember well. I wasn't particularly daunted by driving in Mexico City. However, I confined myself mostly to within a few square miles of where I was living. I did have more fender benders in my four years in Mexico City than I've had in 24 years in Los Angeles. And I agree with Goldman's observation that "peseros [are] hulking minibuses whose bashed and scarred exteriors attest to the Road Warrior aggression of [...]

    Goldman provides an engaging yet disjointed look at Mexico City, a place he has truly fallen in love with. Goldman's perspective on the city is somewhat circumscribed as he tends to focus on (besides a long segment at the end on Tepito) the hip, bourgeois neighborhood of Condesa where he and his other leftist, bohemian, artist-type friends live and frequent.Having lived in Mexico City myself I found it fun reading about all the quirks of the city that one truly appreciates after having spent som [...]

    Guatemalan writer Francisco Goldman's chronicle set in Mexico City is a tender, then chilling tale about death. First, Goldman relates how he deals with his grief over losing his young wife in a surfing accident. His therapy includes learning to drive a stick shift car on the difficult city roads and holding an annual barbecue. He also spends many hours drinking in cantinas with friends and alone. The second part of the book recounts the horrendous story of how twelve young people from the infam [...]

    Isabel Barrios
    This books is divided in two parts. The first part describes how the author deals with the his loss of his wife: he decides to learn to drive in Mexico City. If you have any idea about how this city works and its pace you'll understand what a daunting task this is. The challenge is an exercise in dérive as he decides to drive to places he chooses randomly on the famous Guía Roji city guide book. Through this process he also talks about the history, politics and culture of México City as well [...]

    Every so often, as I am walking to the counter to check out the stack of books I've purposely gone to the library to pick up, I'll grab a featured book just because it looks interesting. More often than not, they turn out to be good choices, as The Interior Circuit has proved to be. In this book, Francisco Goldman does a lot: he weaves the story of grieving for his deceased wife in with descriptions of Mexico City, the culture of the city, the corruption of politicians, a fresh and daring politi [...]

    Joseph Raffetto
    This is an extraordinary memoir. I particularly loved the way he weaved the loss of his wife throughout the book that made his loss even more poignant. Goldman's insight into Mexico's politics was riveting. I now understand how difficult it is for the country to get its act together when one of the parties, the Right, is so corrupt.

    I loved his general observations about Mexico City, as well as his personal story. But the book got weighted down by the many-chapter focus on the After Heavens kidnapping mystery and I lost interest.

    Calvin D'souza
    A beautiful book. a Love letter if you like to one of the world's great cities (and easily one of my favourite cities). A mix between great honest storytelling and narco-politics (particularly in the second half). a great read. even better if you know and appreciate the city.

    Dorothy Lazard
    I love books about cities, urban development, and how people mark and are marked by cities. THE INTERIOR CIRCUIT provides an insider's view of the teeming metropolis of Mexico City in all of its complex, artful, corrupt, spiritual, and heartbreaking variety. Goldman, who lives in Mexico City a part of each year, takes the reader on an in-depth emotional journey as he heals from the sudden and unexpected loss of his wife (whose death is also chronicled in Goldman's SAY HER NAME) and on the family [...]

    Subtitled "A Mexico City Chronicle," The Interior Circuit is a memoir connecting journalist Francisco Goldman's life in Mexico City, his attempts to regain his life after the death of his wife, and stories about the political and criminal landscape of the metropolis.Goldman's personal stories weren't really very interesting.  Even his attempts to learn to drive a stick-shift in Mexico City traffic should have been amusing, but they failed to gain even a giggle out of me.  Despite mentioning [...]

    This is, in a way, two books. The first, about the death of the author's wife five years before and his attempts to deal with his grief. (Goldman has written a novel about his wife's death in a swimming accident.) The second is about police and government corruption both in the country and, especially, in Mexico City. Although I am moderately interested in the DR (as Mexico City is actually called) corruption, the first part of the book is of much greater interest - often humorous and very touch [...]

    Mark Field
    3:5 starsMexico fascinates me, and though I have only spent a few days in the capital, the place is of endless fascination. A place I want to revisit and get to understand on a more personal level. This book to me was a love story with the city albeit a focus on the nasty and troublesome underworld of crime that pervades Mexico in general. The second half of the book dealing with the disappearance and murder of a group of people associated with a drug syndicate dragged on a bit and lost focus.

    Chris Hearn
    I enjoyed the book, although it jumped around a lot. It seemed like it could have been broken down into several different books. It started out as a memoird ended as an investigative report. I thought that was odd. Like I said, I enjoyed it, it was just all over the place. There is a lot of good information in here about Mexican politics, current issues with violence, corruption and party buses. So, it's worth reading if you are interested in Mexico, for sure.

    Doriana Bisegna
    After reading Goldman's memoir Say Her Name, I was instantly smitten by this author. The Interior Circuit is interspersed with his having to deal with his wife Aura's death and his life in Mexico City. He writes about Mexico City's politics, drug trade, corruption and crimes against the innocent.

    I've never been to Mexico City but this book definitely brings you an imagining of chaotic beauty. Take me to Mexico City my Good Read Frand!

    Hmm this book. I started reading it to preface my upcoming trip to Mexico City, and had hoped it would be in the same vein of travel memoirs that I am used to reading. The first half of the book was close to what I had been expecting; a man who spends his time between Mexico City and my neck of the woods, the Hartford/NYC northeast corridor, embarks on a mission to learn how to drive in the DF to somehow find closure 5 years after the death of his wife. Great! He talked about some neighborhoods [...]

    A fascinating chronicle, of both Mexico City, or DF as it's usually referred to by "chilangos," natives of DF, and the life of author Francisco Goldman. He reveals a Mexico City far richer in interest than the narrow journalistic stories concerning it would have one believe. The book intertwines current events in DF with the life, both past and present, of author Goldman. Although not a native, author Goldman, the US born son of a Guatemalan mother and a Jewish father, has an abiding affection a [...]

    Goldman duped me twice. First, I read his essay in the New Yorker on the grief of losing his wife. I was so impressed by the emotional immediacy of his writing that I read the book version of it, Say Her Name. Which I found bloated and self indulgent. It was too long, self serving, and more importantly, it made Aura, his much younger dead wife, to be a brat whom I would not want to meet, let alone marry. So I lost my sense of good will towards her that I had after the New Yorker essay. It seemed [...]

    Brian Grover
    I mostly liked this book, despite the fact that it's fairly poorly conceived and edited. First off, let me say I thought this was a travelogue about Mexico City when I picked it up - which it's not. The first half of this book does talk about the city a fair amount, but it's mostly about the author mourning the five year anniversary of his wife's death in a freak accident.It's a little pathetic - he decides to learn how to drive a car in Mexico City in the summer of 2012 as a tribute to her, the [...]

    Soon after returning from Mexico City in November, I finished a compelling recently published work of nonfiction. It is about "el DF," circa 2013-'15, and it's an intensely felt and beautiful memoir that explores the way in which personal matters and struggles the author was going through intertwined with the city's and the country's politics of those years.This particular passage below, toward the end of the book, has remained with me, and I feel, in the last sentence, "Mexico City" could be sw [...]

    Many years ago I read and quite enjoyed Goldman’s first novel, The Long Night of White Chickens. Goldman teaches in Connecticut, lives in Brooklyn but calls Mexico City home. Goldman’s wife died in a freak bodysurfing accident five years before Interior Circuit was published and this book represents his attempt to move from mourning to living again. His plan to accomplish this is to learn to drive in Mexico City (The interior circuit refers to a 42km ring road around the city’s neighborhoo [...]

    This book seems to have two distinct narration styles. The first is Goldman's easy-going stream-of-conscious style similar to that in his novel, "The Long Night of White Chickens". He uses this style for the memoir portions of the book to recount the elation and tragedy he experienced while living in Mexico City. He also lets the reader in on the grieving/recovery process following the death of his wife as revealed in, "Say Her Name". He describes adventures of learning to drive in that massive, [...]

    This was an incredible book. I have only previously read his Say Her Name which was so beautifully and painfully sad, and love his voice and sentence compositions. This was the perfect follow-up to that book, or at least the first 172 pages were. I was a little disappointed the latter half explored the nightclub situation almost exclusively and once he started that, his personal story was more or less jettisoned from the account. For this reason, it felt I was reading two separate books and not [...]

    This is an amazing chronicle of Mexico City, which made me understand and appreciate the city much more than I had before. It's written in two sections, but it's an uneasy alliance. The first part is a game Goldman plays driving around Mexico City as a way of honoring and remembering his departed wife, Aura, and the place she lived. (He wrote Say Her Name about her death and his subsequent grief). The second part is about a narco abduction and murders in Mexico City, which has heretofore been fa [...]

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