Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border [Luis Urrea] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Luis Alberto Urrea’s Across the. Read “Across the Wire Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border” by Luis Urrea with Rakuten Kobo. Luis Alberto Urrea’s Across the Wire offers a compelling. A compelling and unprecedented look at life on the other side of the border. Despite the numbers of people crossing over to the U.S., hundreds more remain .
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Library Locations and Hours. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego, thr After working as a film extra, he joined a crew of relief workers helping the poor on the Mexican side of the border. Inhe went to Massachusetts, where he taught Expository Writing at Harvard.
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Currently, he lives in Boulder, Colorado. Born in Tijuana, Urrea, who moved to the U. He has dealt with day-to-day disgust. He has visited people–families–who pick through trash heaps. He has thrilled at squalor and joked about poverty and its urrwa in which people are infested with insects, disease, and despair.
From all this, he has written this book, which tells his story about the human beings that he has known, helped, fed, and clothed in the outrageous, inhuman conditions of utter poverty. He writes that he is telling this story so that readers will come to know these people and their environment so that across people may not “simply fade away” into pointless deaths following pointless lives.
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He has succeeded in producing a compelling narrative montage, plainly written in hideous though never unnecessary or melodramatic detail.
He writes finally that “there is not much you can do, th you do what you can, and you dare to hope after all.
Urrea, a Mexican-born American, worked from to for a Protestant aid group in Tijuana, and he wrote these fragmentary, evocative tales of heartbreak and hope for the San Diego Reader after he tbe to the region in He visits the dumps where people live, wiire possessions a bed and a car-battery-powered television.
In one arresting chapter he records his father’s death in a car accident, the tragedy compounded by police and funeral costs and a battle with the father’s insurance company. Urrea, a San Diego native, recounts his experiences in Tijuana and other areas on the U.
He meets residents of the Tijuana city dump, visits rural orphanages with American missionaries, and goes on calls with a Tijuana police officer.
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Urrea’s candid style does not sensationalize these situations; each of his Mexican acquaintances is an individual whose story is told with respect and understanding. Thank you for using the catalog. Tijuana Baja California, Mexico — Social conditions.
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Mexican-American Border Region — Economic conditions. Summary nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Luis Alberto Urrea’s Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look atnbsp;what urra is like fornbsp;those refugees living on thenbsp;Mexicannbsp;side of the border–a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have seen. Publisher’s Weekly Review Urrea, a Mexican-born American, worked from to for a Protestant aid group in Tijuana, and he wrote these fragmentary, evocative tales of heartbreak and hope for the San Diego Reader after he returned to the region in Make this your default list.
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