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The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea


The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

A widely-praised piece of investigative reporting examining the journey of 26 men who in May 2001 attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of Southern Arizona through the region known as the Devil's Highway. So harsh and desolate that even the Border Patrol is afraid to travel through it, the Highway has claimed the lives of countless men and women - in May 2001 it claimed 14 more. History of high acclaim from the author of The Hummingbird's Daughter.


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

About the Author

Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of several award-winning books inc. The Hummingbird's Daughter and Into the Beautiful North. His many prizes include and Edgar and he's also the recipient of a citation of excellence from the American Library Association. He is a member of the Latino Literary Hall of Fame

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Publication date

19th September 2005


Luis Alberto Urrea

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Back Bay Books an imprint of Little, Brown & Company


272 pages


Politics & government
Migration, immigration & emigration
Crime & criminology



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