The line becomes a river: Dispatches from the Border

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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 bestseller, "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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Border security -- Social aspects -- Mexican-American Border Region
Cantú, Francisco -- (Essayist)
Illegal aliens -- Mexican-American Border Region
Mexican-American Border Region -- Emigration and immigration
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title_display The line becomes a river
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The line becomes a river / Francisco Cantú
title_short The line becomes a river
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Border security
Cantú, Francisco
Emigration and immigration
Illegal aliens
Multi-Cultural
Nonfiction
Officials and employees
Politics
Social aspects