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The Devil's Highway: A True Story

The Devil's Highway: A True Story
Author: Luis Alberto Urrea
ISBN 13: 9780316010801
ISBN 10: 316010804
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: 2005-09-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $16.00

The author of "Across the Wire" offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out. "Superb . . . Nothing less than a saga on the scale of the Exodus and an ordeal as heartbreaking as the Passion . . . The book comes vividly alive with a richness of language and a mastery of narrative detail that only the most gifted of writers are able to achieve.—"Los Angeles Times Book Review."

The Washington Post

Urrea, a poet and novelist who is also a dogged reporter on the border wars, is keenly attuned to such eloquent and awful ironies and uses them to punctuate the The Devil's Highway, a painstaking, unsentimental and oddly lyrical chronology of the traveling party's horrific trek through the Sonora. — Chris Lehmann