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On Wings of Silence: Mexico '68

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Master story-teller and poet Dede Fox offers readers this remarkable novel in verse. It is the story of seventeen-year-old Diana Greene and her travels from Texas to Mexico. The tale is one of adventure and romance, of culture shock, and genuine danger. Diana lands in Mexico during the revolutionary chaos prior to the 1968 Olympics. Her first love Guillermo vanishes the ni ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Lamar University Press
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Christena
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
On Wings of Silence Mexico ’68 – My Book Review

“They kill people-young-old

who only want to speak their truth.

There are never enough tears.

to wash away the crimson blood.”

As I’m driving in unexpected rain, a Chris Issak song, “Somebody’s Crying” comes on and immediately I’m transported back to the book I’ve been reading, On Wings of Silence Mexico ‘68. The song echoed back perfectly to the main character in this book, Diana and her brief time in Mexico. I know it sounds odd connecting to a charac
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Heather
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(This review can be found on my blog All the Ups and Downs.)
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I'm a fan of books written in verse. There's just something special about them that calls out to me. When I first heard about On Wings of Silence: Mexico '68 by Dede Fox, the synopsis intrigued me. When I heard that it was written in verse, it was then that I knew I had to read this book. I ended up loving this book.

I will admit that I had never heard of the Tlatelolco Massacre before I read On Wings of Silence: Mexico '68. The plot do
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Kristine Hall
Upon finishing ON WINGS OF SILENCE: MEXICO ’68, my brain is buzzing with impressions. I look at the clock and wonder how I could have experienced so much in so little time. Written in verse, and coming in under 200 pages, ON WINGS OF SILENCE is a quick read, but it says more than many books that are triple its size. Much more. I read the book straight through in one sitting, and I would recommend others do the same. And then read it again.

Maybe being loved isn’t a magical charm
that saves us fr
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Ruthie Jones
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lone-star-lit
“Silence always has the final word.”

As a novel in verse, On Wings of Silence: Mexico ’68 is truly an amazing experience. A simple poem, a novella, or a full-length novel in prose can easily capture the horrifying moments of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City just before the 1968 Olympics. But this novel in verse poetically places you in that exact spot through the eyes of 17-year-old Diana, an American student attending the university for college credits and seizing her independence from the
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Barbara
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fans of historical fiction owe it to themselves to read Dede Fox’s “On Wings of Silence: Mexico ‘68.” In the US, teeming with our own violence & chaos in 1968, brought on by the assassinations of Martin Luther King & Robert Kennedy, the subsequent riots in major cities across the county, the confrontations of the Democratic convention in Chicago, and the huge cultural divides engendered by the ongoing Viet Nam War & the Hippie movement , the tragedies raking place south of our border ...more
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