The Devil's Highway: A True Story
Little, Brown, Nov 16, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
This important book from a Pulitzer Prize finalist follows the brutal journey a group of men take to cross the Mexican border: "the single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.S. border policy" (The Atlantic).
In May 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, the "Devil's Highway." Three years later, Luis Alberto Urrea wrote about what happened to them. The result was a national bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a "book of the year" in multiple newspapers, and a work proclaimed as a modern American classic.
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“Five men stumbled out of the mountain pass so sunstruck they didn’t know their own names, couldn’t remember where they’d come from, had forgotten how long they’d been lost… They were burned nearly ... Read full review
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Constantly, throughout this book, this author refers to the people trying to cross the border as "illegals." And I think to myself, excuse me? We are all living on stolen land. P.7: "Today the ancient ... Read full review
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