The Devil’s Highway

I recommend Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway.

Focuses on the story of a group of men who attempted to cross Southern Arizona to help their families have a better life. The history of normal people, doing normal things, and it tragically goes wrong.

Urrea is a good writer, it was a quick and easy read. I loved the descriptions of the desert, liked the descriptions of the stages of heat stroke.

One very interesting thing for me… crossing the border “illegally” is not a felony, or even a gross-misdemeanor.


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