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Crossing the Wire

Crossing the Wire
Author: Will Hobbs
ISBN 13: 9780060741402
ISBN 10: 60741406
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2007-04-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $6.99

When falling crop prices threaten his family with starvation, fifteen-year-old Victor Flores heads north in an attempt to "cross the wire" from Mexico into the United States so he can find work and send money home. But with no coyote money to pay the smugglers who sneak illegal workers across the border, Victor must struggle to survive as he jumps trains, stows away on trucks, and hikes grueling miles through the Arizona desert.

Victor's journey is fraught with danger, freezing cold, scorching heat, hunger, and dead ends. It's a gauntlet run by millions attempting to cross the border. Through Victor's often desperate struggle, Will Hobbs brings to life one of the great human dramas of our time.

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“Riveting...an exciting story in a vital contemporary setting”