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by Francisco Cantú

  • Narrated by: Francisco Cantú
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Release date: 02-06-18
  • Language: English

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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 best seller

“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.

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Author

Francisco Cantú

Language

English

Length

6 hrs and 30 mins

Narrated by

Francisco Cantú

Release date

02-06-18

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