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The Devil's Highway (Reprint) (Paperback) by Luis Alberto Urrea

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"Superb . . . Nothing less than a saga on the scale of the Exodus and an ordeal as heartbreaking as the Passion . . . The book comes vividly alive with a richness of language and a mastery of narrative detail that only the most gifted of writers are able to achieve."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review."



Book Synopsis



From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, 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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A powerful, almost diabolical impression of the disaster and the exploitative conditions of the border. Urrea shows immigration policy on the human level.--Booklist

In artful yet uncomplicated prose, Urrea captivatingly tells how a dozen men squeezed by to safety...Confident and full of righteous rage, Urrea's story is a well-crafted melange of first-person testimony, geographic history, cultural and economic analysis, poetry and an indictment of immigration policy.--Publishers Weekly

It makes what currently passes for our public debate over illegal immigration seem appallingly abstract and tin-eared. The Devil's Highway isn't just a great book, it's a necessary one.--Jeff Salamon, Austin American-Statesman

One of the great surrealistic tragedies of the global age...Urrea has crafted an impassioned and poetic exploration of the dark side of globalization, where commodities flow free and people die in the desert.--Jefferson Cowie, Chicago Tribune

The single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.S. border policy.--The Atlantic

Urrea writes about U.S.-Mexican border culture with a tragic and beautiful intimacy that has no equal.--Tom Montgomery Fate, Boston Globe

Urrea's writing is wickedly good--outrage tempered with concern channeled into deft prose.--Kathleen Johnson, Kansas City Star



About The Author



A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonficiton The Devil's Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea is also the bestselling author of the novels The Hummingbird's Daughter, Into the Beautiful North, and Queen of America, as well as the story collection The Water Museum, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist.

He has won the Lannan Literary Award, an Edgar Award, and a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among many other honors. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, he lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.18 Inches (H) x 5.56 Inches (W) x .81 Inches (D)
Weight: .57 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 239
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: General
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Luis Alberto Urrea
Language: English
Street Date: September 19, 2005
TCIN: 11338466
UPC: 9780316010801
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0976
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 0.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
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