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By the Lake of Sleeping Childrenby Luis Urrea
Synopses & Reviews
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 desperateclientele. 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 andmemorable work of first-person reportage.
Looks at those living in poverty in Tijuana, and the social and economic forces that make them desperate to cross the border
Table of Contents
Introductory matters: Home of the brave — A lake of sleeping children — Dompe days — The pink penitentiary — Words in collision — Borderland blues — In the wet — The bald monkey & other atrocities — Whores — A day in the life.
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