The far away brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life

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The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California--fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, the United States was a distant fantasy to identical twins Ernesto and Raul Flores--until, at age seventeen, a deadly threat from the region's brutal gangs forces them to flee the only home they've ever known. In this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration, journalist Lauren Markham follows the Flores twins as they make their way across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and from there to their estranged older brother in Oakland, CA. Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating school in a new language, working to pay down their mounting coyote debt, and facing their day in immigration court, while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of teenage life with only each other for support. With intimate access and breathtaking range, Markham offers an unforgettable testament to the migrant experience. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW | WINNER OF THE RIDENHOUR BOOK PRIZE | SILVER WINNER OF THE CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD | FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE | SHORTLISTED FOR THE J. ANTHONY LUKAS BOOK PRIZE | LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/BOGRAD WELD PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY
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9781101906187
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display_description "Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States, the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes, while his identical twin, Raul, never felt that northbound tug. But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs he is forced to flee the country, and Raul, because he looks just like his brother, follows close behind--away from one danger and toward the great American unknown. In this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration, journalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen-year-old Flores twins as they make their harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and from there to their estranged older brother's custody in Oakland, CA. Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating a new school in a new language, working to pay down their mounting coyote debt, and facing their day in immigration court, while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers--girls, grades, Facebook--with only each other for support "--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facet Biographies, El Salvador -- Emigration and immigration, Flores, Ernesto, -- 1997-, Flores, Raul, -- 1997-, Illegal aliens -- United States -- Biography, Refugees -- California -- Oakland -- Social conditions, Salvadoran Americans -- California -- Oakland -- Biography, Salvadoran Americans -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Social conditions, Salvadorans -- California -- Oakland -- Biography, Twin brothers -- Biography, Unaccompanied immigrant children -- United States, United States -- Emigration and immigration
title_display The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life
title_full The Far Away Brothers Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life / Lauren Markham
title_short The far away brothers :
title_sub Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Emigration and immigration, Flores, Ernesto, Flores, Raul, Illegal aliens, Multi-Cultural, Nonfiction, Refugees, Salvadoran Americans, Salvadorans, Social conditions, Sociology, Twin brothers, Unaccompanied immigrant children