Welcome to a modern day Chinatown. Amidst the acerbic charms of the American expatriate community of Guanajuato, Mexico, the line dividing the private from the political collapses when a wealthy and respected woman of the people is found murdered. Carl Silas, a young photographer visiting town to help a friend and former lover, gets swept into the treacherous cross-hairs of American money and Mexican politics. Moving swiftly from lavish dinners to seedy bars, he tries to piece together the web of resentments and political feuds that may have led to this hideous crime.
...Other people came to Mexico to fall asleep and dream. For Carl Silas it was one rude awakening after another.
A new novel by Matthew Stadler, the author of Allan Stein, The Dissolution of Nicholas Dee and Landscape: Memory.