The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez by Jimmy Breslin

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The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez is a towering achievement by one of America’s most respected journalists. A work of conscience that travels from San Matías Cuatchatyotla, a small, dusty town in central Mexico, to the cold and wet streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this searing exposé chronicles the life and tragic death of an undocumented worker, along with broader issues of municipal corruption and America’s deadly and controversial border policy.


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About Jimmy Breslin

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Jimmy Breslin was born in Jamaica, Queens. He was awarded the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. His bestselling and critically acclaimed books include The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight; Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?; The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo GutiÉrrez; several anthologies; and the memoir, I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me. He lives on Broadway, the Big Street, in New York City.
 
Published February 14, 2010 by Crown. 226 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Shoddy building standards, backlogged city inspection agencies, and politicians afraid to antagonize the politically powerful Hasids, set the stage for the November 1999 building collapse that took Eduardo’s life.

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Through Gutiérrez's story, Breslin explores U.S. immigration policy, drug smuggling, political life in New York City, labor exploitation and the often corrupt and complex world of the building industry.

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