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
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 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. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, Cantú 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. Cantú 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, Cantú 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"--
Summary
A former agent for the U.S. Border Patrol describes his upbringing as the son of a park ranger and grandson of a Mexican immigrant, who upon joining the Border Patrol encountered the violence and political rhetoric that overshadows life for both migrants and the police
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • Spur Award for First Nonfiction Book, 2019.
  • Spur Award for Contemporary Nonfiction, 2019.
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619832
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cantú, Francisco
Dewey number
  • 363.28/5092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cantú, Francisco
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Illegal aliens
  • Border security
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
dispatches from the border
Label
The line becomes a river, Francisco Cantú
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1002722414
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780735217713
Lccn
2017014247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002722414
Label
The line becomes a river, Francisco Cantú
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1002722414
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780735217713
Lccn
2017014247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002722414

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