By the Lake of Sleeping Children by Luis Urrea

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By the Lake of Sleeping Children explores the post-NAFTA and Proposition 187 border purgatory of garbage pickers and dump dwellers, gawking tourists,and relief workers, fearsome coyotes and their desperate clientele. In sixteen indelible portraits, Urrea illuminates the horrors and the simple joys of people trapped between the two worlds of Mexico and the United States - and ignored by both. The result is a startling and memorable work of first-person reportage.
 

About Luis Urrea

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Luis Alberto Urrea is author of widely acclaimed novel The Hummingbird's Daughter and 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction for The Devil's Highway. A member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Luis was born in Tijuana, Mexico to a Mexican father and an American mother. This is his first graphic novel and Young Adult title.
 
Published November 17, 2010 by Anchor. 209 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Urrea returns to the setting of his well-received first book, Across the Wire (not reviewed), for another look at the impact of NAFTA on the lives of those who live in the direst poverty on the US-Mexico border.

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Urrea has an almost evangelical zeal to communicate the sad lot of Mexico's untouchable class, a border population abandoned by their country, at times by their own kin. This collection of repport

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Urrea has an almost evangelical zeal to communicate the sad lot of Mexico's ""untouchable class,"" a border population abandoned by their country, at times by their own kin.

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