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The Resource The line becomes a river, Francisco Cantú

The line becomes a river, Francisco Cantú

Label
The line becomes a river
Title
The line becomes a river
Statement of responsibility
Francisco Cantú
Title variation
Dispatches from the border
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""A beautiful, fiercely honest, and nevertheless deeply empathetic look at those who police the border and the migrants who risk - and lose - their lives crossing it. In a time of often ill-informed or downright deceitful political rhetoric, this book is an invaluable corrective."--Phil Klay For Francisco Cant<U+00d4>u 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. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, Cant<U+00d4>u joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners are posted to remote regions crisscrossed by drug routes and smuggling corridors, where they 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. Cant<U+00d4>u tries not to think where the stories go from there. Plagued by nightmares, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cant<U+00d4>u discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the whole story. Searing and unforgettable, The Line Becomes a River makes urgent and personal the violence our border wreaks on both sides of the line"--
  • "A former Border Patrol agent's haunting experience of an unnatural divide and the lives caught on either side, struggling to cross or to defend it"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cantú, Francisco
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cantú, Francisco
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Illegal aliens
  • Border security
Label
The line becomes a river, Francisco Cantú
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780735217713
Lccn
2017014247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1002722414
  • (OCoLC)1002722414
  • 2119122
Label
The line becomes a river, Francisco Cantú
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780735217713
Lccn
2017014247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1002722414
  • (OCoLC)1002722414
  • 2119122

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