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OUT OF THEIR MINDS

The Incredible and (Sometimes) Sad Story
of Ramon and Cornelio

by Luis Humberto Crosthwaite
translated by John Byrd
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"The rip-roaring allegory of Mexican music legends reads like Voltaire drunk on tequila."

Product Details

10-digit ISBN193595556X
13-digit ISBN9781935955566
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Page Count184
Product Dimensions5x7
Publication DateMay 1, 2013
RightsAll Rights Available
"Hey, what's up, come a little closer, I have something to tell you," God said to Cornelio. The deal was simple: God would be the silent partner in the norteño band that Cornelio had started with his best friend Ramon. Cornelio would sing and play the bajo sexto, Ramon the accordion, and God would write the songs. Cornelio agreed; he would sell his soul to God.

Success and disaster followed. The band went from playing bars in Tijuana to playing the biggest stadiums in Mexico. Women started fan clubs and motorcycle gangs dedicated to their heroes Ramon and Cornelio. It seemed to Cornelio and Ramon that they had everything, but fame was a cruel mistress.

Music weaves its way in and out of Out of Their Minds. Enjoy some of the music from the book on Spotify.

Luis Humberto Crosthwaite lives and works in the Tijuana/San Diego metroplex. He is the author of five novels, and his fiction has garnered critical attention for his ability to express the complexities of living on the US/Mexico border. He writes a weekly column for The San Diego Union Tribune.
Gustavo Arellano, OC Weekly editor, author of ¡Ask a Mexican!
Cinco Puntos' translation of this Mexican cult classic is the wisest American appropriation of south-of-the-border smarts since the taco. The rip-roaring allegory of Mexican music legends reads like Voltaire drunk on tequila.
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Wry, lyrical and frequently funny, the story of Ramón and Cornelio is indeed incredible and sometimes sad; but the music plays on and we continue to revel in it. … A bizarre and entertaining tale of two Mexican norteño musicians guided by God--and the price they pay for their fame.
- May 24, 2013  Visit Website
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