Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border

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Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.56 X 8.14 inches | 0.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385425308
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About the Author

Luis Alberto Urrea was born in Tijuana to an American mother and a Mexican father. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego, in 1977. After working as a film extra, he joined a crew of relief workers helping the poor on the Mexican side of the border. In 1982, he went to Massachusetts, where he taught Expository Writing at Harvard. Currently, he lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Reviews

"This is a riveting, compassionate, and beautiful narrative. I will never be able to forget this powerful book." -John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War

"The Borderland--the trouble zone between two countries, between two languages, the poverty which is the huge shadow of affluence, the place where you live when life is impossible, the time between boyhood and manhood when a young man does crazy things, the region where the saints and the outlaws are-- all these borderlands are in Urrea's book of horrors and marvels, tenderness and rage."- Ursula K. Le Guin, author of The Left Hand of Darkness