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Across the wire : life and hard times on the Mexican border

Author: Luis Alberto Urrea; John Lueders-Booth
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Anchor books editionView all editions and formats
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This is a book of fragments, stories of moments in the lives of people along the Mexican border.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Alberto Urrea; John Lueders-Booth
ISBN: 0385425309 9780385425308
OCLC Number: 26551974
Notes: "Anchor world views books"--Spine
Description: 190 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Sifting through the trash --
Negra --
Los cementeros --
Happy birthday, Laura Patricia --
Good Friday --
Pamplonada : a fire in Tecate --
Tijuana cop --
The last soldier of Pancho Villa --
Meet the Satanicos --
Father's Day --
Epilogue : Christmas story.
Other Titles: Life and hard times on the Mexican border
Responsibility: Luis Alberto Urrea ; photographs by John Lueders-Booth.

Abstract:

This is a book of fragments, stories of moments in the lives of people along the Mexican border.

"Offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border--a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have ever seen. Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and 'official translator' of a crew of relief workers that provided aid to the many refugees hidden just behind the flashy tourist spots of Tijuana. His account of the struggle of these people to survive amid abject poverty, unsanitary living conditions, and the legal and political chaos that reign in the Mexican borderlands explains without a doubt the reason so many are forced to make the dangerous and illegal journey 'across the wire' into the United States."--Provided by publisher

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