Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing


Literature, Modern.




When Jack travels to Mexico with his girlfriend, Lesley, he isn't expecting her to abandon him in a hotel room. This, however, forces him to begin living the trip he ignored and come to grips with the life and emotions he continuously tried to hide from. Along the way he meets a host of characters who will help lead him through a country, which seems alien according to his preconceptions of Mexico. Jack's journey to Mexico becomes more than a tourist romp and along the way he just might discover what it means to be a traveller. This novel is written in the first person and draws upon numerous literary genres including Travel Narratives, Picaresque and Magic Realism. It is an attempt to rationalize the tourist culture we have created in Western travel tradition and a call for all readers to begin seeing travel in a new way. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-01, page: 0078. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2006.