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The Devil's Highway: A True Story (Paperback)

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"Urrea uses the story of 26 men attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in 2001 (only twelve survived) as a way to examine the ridiculousness of the politics that exist on both sides of the borders, as well as the face of inhumanity. This book is tragic and stunning. A must read!"

— Jen Mo


In a new 10th anniversary edition: "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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316010801
ISBN-10: 0316010804
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2005
Pages: 239
Language: English