Here's an exclusive preview of the forthcoming book. Are you ready to travel beyond the jurisdiction of the sensitivity police to where even news reporters fear to tread? Fresh Wind & Strange Fire is a nonfiction spiritual journey through stranger-than-fiction primal terrain. As a university professor in the jungles of southern Mexico, author Lyn Fuchs knows the territory as only a local resident can. Yet, he conveys the essence of the region to English readers as only he can.
This wild but profound travel narrative includes buying fake documents, eating iguanas, ingesting peyote, scaling glaciers, train-hopping with migrants, splash-fighting with Mayans, joking with mafiosos, being exfoliated by fish, having a tooth extraction without any anesthetic, and interviewing the last living witness to a Mexican extermination camp of similar cruelty to Hitler's. Nevertheless, the action in this work is no more gripping than the reflection.
Distilling life wisdom from bizarre experience is what Lyn's writing is all about. His advanced degrees in philosophy and communication long ago set him on the path of wordcrafting that which is deeply meaningful into that which is easily accessible. As Indian culture exalts the lotus for its stately blossoms arising out of muddy waters, Lyn seeks and finds genuine spirituality amidst harsh reality. When the raucous laughter and sensuous adventure ends, readers will take away fresh insight into their own life journeys.
Fresh Wind & Strange Fire is a primal, comical, spiritual and sensual book. It will take a damn fine picture to be worth these thousands of carefully-selected words. All photographers are invited to submit cover images they deem to be in harmony with this work at firstname.lastname@example.org. Both horizontal wrap-around and vertical front-cover images will be considered. All readers are urged to finish up Sacred Ground & Holy Water then join us in welcoming this sexy and momentous publication.