Across the Wire

Across the Wire

Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border

Book - 1993
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nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look atnbsp;what life is like fornbsp;those refugees living on thenbsp;Mexicannbsp;side of the border--a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have seen.nbsp;nbsp;Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and "official translator" of a crew of relief workers that provided aid to the many refugees hidden just behind the flashy tourist spots of Tijuana.nbsp; His account of the struggle of these people to survive amid abject poverty, unsanitary living conditions, and the legal and political chaos that reign in the Mexican borderlands explains without a doubt the reason so many are forced to make the dangerous and illegal journey "across the wire" into the United States.
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; More than just an expose, Across the Wire is a tribute to the tenacity of a people who have learned to survive against the most impossible odds, and returns to these forgotten people their pride and their identity.nbsp;nbsp;

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1993.
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.
ISBN: 9780385425308
Branch Call Number: 972.2 Urrea
Characteristics: 190 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.


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