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The line becomes a river : dispatches from the border

Author: Francisco Cantú, (Essayist)
Publisher: New York, New York : Riverhead Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A former Border Patrol agent's haunting experience of an unnatural divide and the lives caught on either side, struggling to cross or to defend it"--
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cantú, Francisco (Essayist).
Line becomes a river.
New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2018
(DLC) 2017042308
Named Person: Francisco Cantú, (Essayist); Francisco Cantú, (Essayist)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco Cantú, (Essayist)
ISBN: 0735217718 9780735217713
OCLC Number: 1002722414
Notes: Subtitle from dust jacket.
Awards: International Latino Book Award, 2018 - Best Autobiography
Description: 250 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Francisco Cantú.

Abstract:

"A former Border Patrol agent's haunting experience of an unnatural divide and the lives caught on either side, struggling to cross or to defend it"--

"For Francisco Cantú the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners are posted to remote regions crisscrossed by drug routes and smuggling corridors, where they learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive. Cantú tries not to think where the stories go from there. Plagued by nightmares, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the whole story."--

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