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Debut Book Explores Mexico City

In Down and Delirious in Mexico City, the son of Mexican immigrants confronts his heritage

En español | It takes a certain amount of courage to return, particularly alone, to the land of your ancestors and claim some part of this past. But the old Mexico, the one of family legends, of history books, of movies and mythology, exists only on the fringes of Daniel Hernandez's compelling new book, Down and Delirious in Mexico City: The Aztec Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century. Instead of dwelling on the city his Mexican parents may have encountered, Hernandez, who was born and raised in Southern California,wants to show you the Mexico City that exists today. So perhaps it's no surprise that he ends up presenting an oftentimes sprawling narrative that in many ways reflects the unwieldy nature of his subject matter, the largest city in the western hemisphere. … Back to Article

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