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Into the beautiful North : a novel
Urrea, Luis Alberto.
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Luis Alberto Urrea draws on his own borderland experience to write this engaging story. A small Mexican village is inhabited only by children, women and old men since men of working age have all gone north to find work. Narco-traffickers start appearing in the village and create a sense of insecurity. Nineteen-year-old Nayeli, after having seen The Magnificent Seven at the local movie theater, decides to go north and recruit a group of men to live in and protect the village. She and some friends start an remarkable trip that will bring them to Tijuana first and then San Diego. They have amazing adventures along the way; including crossing the border illegally twice and taking a road trip to Illinois where Nayeli hopes to find her father who has long been incommunicado. This is a hard-to-put down book with characters that make you feel like you want to know them better and be a part of their story.
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