By the Lake of Sleeping Children

By the Lake of Sleeping Children

The Secret Life of the Mexican Border

Book - 1996
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Random House, Inc.
By the Lake of Sleeping Children explores the post-NAFTA and Proposition 187 border purgatory of garbage pickers and dump dwellers, gawking tourists,and relief workers, fearsome coyotes and their desperate clientele. In sixteen indelible portraits, Urrea illuminates the horrors and the simple joys of people trapped between the two worlds of Mexico and the United States - and ignored by both. The result is a startling and memorable work of first-person reportage.

Baker & Taylor
Looks at those living in poverty in Tijuana, and the social and economic forces that make them desperate to cross the border

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, c1996.
ISBN: 9780385484190
Branch Call Number: 972.2 URR
Characteristics: xvii, 187 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lueders-Booth, John 1935-


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