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Francisco Goldman maps 'The Interior Circuit'
Francisco Goldman maps 'The Interior Circuit'

Francisco Goldman's "The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle" is so sneakily brilliant it's hard to put into words. Part travelogue, part memoir, part reportage on Mexican politics and the scourge of narco-terrorism, it is also, in the finest sense, a book that creates its own form. "I could use words as my compass to map the route I'd taken," Goldman tells us late in the first part of this journal-like account, "and give it a narrative order, a sequence of incident and meaning, and rescue it from being something other than just circumstantial and ephemeral. … The stories one tells about oneself aren't necessarily true, of course,...