The Line Becomes a River

Author: Francisco Cantú

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735217726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4355


NAMED A TOP 10 BOOK OF 2018 BY NPR and THE WASHINGTON POST WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN CURRENT INTEREST FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE NONFICTION AWARD The instant New York Times bestseller, "A must-read for anyone who thinks 'build a wall' is the answer to anything." --Esquire 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. Driven to understand the hard realities of the landscape he loves, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners 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. Plagued by a growing awareness of his complicity in a dehumanizing enterprise, 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 full extent of the violence it wreaks, on both sides of the line.

The Line Becomes a River

Author: Francisco Cantú

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9781784707057

Category:

Page: 240

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Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2019, an electrifying memoir from a Mexican-American US Border Patrol guard 'Stunningly good... The best thing I've read for ages' James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life Francisco Canto was a US Border Patrol agent from 2008 to 2012. In this extraordinary account, he describes his work in the desert along the Mexican border. He tracks humans through blistering days and frigid nights. He detains the exhausted and hauls in the dead. The line he is sworn to defend, however, begins to dissolve. Haunted by nightmares, Canto abandons the Patrol for civilian life - but he soon faces a final confrontation with the world he believed he had escaped. 'A raw, compellingmemoir... An eloquent rebuke to all those who look to build walls rather than bridges between people' Sunday Times 'A must-read... A page-turning personal storythat holds until the final page and wrenches long after' GQ 'Remarkable... Lyrical and moving' Guardian

The Line Becomes a River

Author: Francisco Cantú

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: 9781847924872

Category: Border security

Page: 256

View: 3950


THE NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER'Stunningly good. Beautiful, smart, raw, sad, poetic and humane... It?s the best thing I?ve read for ages', James Rebanks, author of THE SHEPHERD'S LIFEHow does a line in the sand become a barrier that people will risk everything to cross?Francisco Canto was a US Border Patrol agent from 2008 to 2012. He worked the desert along the Mexican border, at the remote crossroads of drug routes and smuggling corridors, tracking humans through blistering days and frigid nights across a vast terrain. He detains the exhausted and the parched. He hauls in the dead. He tries not to think where the stories go from there.He is descended from Mexican immigrants, so the border is in his blood. But the line he is sworn to defend is dissolving. Haunted by nightmares, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. And when an immigrant friend is caught on the wrong side of the border, Canto faces a final confrontation with a world he believed he had escaped.The Line Becomes a Riveris timely and electrifying. It brings to life this landscape of sprawling borderlands and the countless people who risk their lives to cross it. Yet it takes us beyond one person?s experience to reveal truths about life on either side of an arbitrary line, wherever it is.

The Line Becomes a River

Author: Francisco Cantú

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: 9781847925220

Category: Illegal aliens

Page: 250

View: 2775


How does a line in the sand become a barrier that people will risk everything to cross? Francisco Canto was a US Border Patrol agent from 2008 to 2012. He worked the desert along the Mexican border, at the remote crossroads of drug routes and smuggling corridors, tracking humans through blistering days and frigid nights across a vast terrain. He detains the exhausted and the parched. He hauls in the dead. He tries not to think where the stories go from there. He is descended from Mexican immigrants, so the border is in his blood. But the line he is sworn to defend is dissolving. Haunted by nightmares, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. And when an immigrant friend is caught on the wrong side of the border, Canto faces a final confrontation with a world he believed he had escaped. The Line Becomes a Riveris timely and electrifying. It brings to life this landscape of sprawling borderlands and the countless people who risk their lives to cross it. Yet it takes us beyond one person's experience to reveal truths about life on either side of an arbitrary line, wherever it is.

Unjust Borders

Author: Javier S. Hidalgo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351383272

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 7060


States restrict immigration on a massive scale. Governments fortify their borders with walls and fences, authorize border patrols, imprison migrants in detention centers, and deport large numbers of foreigners. Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration argues that immigration restrictions are systematically unjust and examines how individual actors should respond to this injustice. Javier Hidalgo maintains that individuals can rightfully resist immigration restrictions and often have strong moral reasons to subvert these laws. This book makes the case that unauthorized migrants can permissibly evade, deceive, and use defensive force against immigration agents, that smugglers can aid migrants in crossing borders, and that citizens should disobey laws that compel them to harm immigrants. Unjust Borders is a meditation on how individuals should act in the midst of pervasive injustice.

Solito

Author: Javier Zamora

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 0593498070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7142


A young poet tells the unforgettable story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this moving, page-turning memoir hailed as “the mythic journey of our era” (Sandra Cisneros) Trip. My parents started using that word about a year ago—“one day, you’ll take a trip to be with us. Like an adventure.” Javier’s adventure is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone except for a group of strangers and a “coyote” hired to lead them to safety, Javier’s trip is supposed to last two short weeks. At nine years old, all Javier can imagine is rushing into his parents’ arms, snuggling in bed between them, and living under the same roof again. He cannot foresee the perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions that await him; nor can he know that those two weeks will expand into two life-altering months alongside fellow migrants who will come to encircle him like an unexpected family. A memoir as gripping as it is moving, Solito not only provides an immediate and intimate account of a treacherous and near-impossible journey, but also the miraculous kindness and love delivered at the most unexpected moments. Solito is Javier’s story, but it’s also the story of millions of others who had no choice but to leave home.

Art and Freedom

Author: Horace Meyer Kallen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 1006

View: 2449


The Railway Engineer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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