Synopses & Reviews
Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US
when she was young.
"[Into the Beautiful North] is deliciously composed...[Urrea writes] in a sweet but serious style...You find it in the dialogue...You find it in the description of the countryside...the plot gathers as much strength as the prose..."--Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune
"Awash in a subtle kind of satire...A funny and poignant impossible journey...Into the Beautiful North is a refreshing antidote to all the negativity currently surrounding Mexico."
About the Author
Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of The Devil's Highway, The Hummingbirds Daughter, and Across the Wire.