By The Lake Of Sleeping Children: The Secret Life Of The Mexican Border by Luis UrreaBy The Lake Of Sleeping Children: The Secret Life Of The Mexican Border by Luis Urrea

By The Lake Of Sleeping Children: The Secret Life Of The Mexican Border

byLuis Urrea

Paperback | September 1, 1996

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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 desperate clientele. In 16 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 and memorable work of first-person reportage.
Luis Alberto Urrea was born in Tijuana to an American mother and a Mexican father.  He graduated from the University of California, San Diego, in 1977.  After working as a film extra, he joined a crew of relief workers helping the poor on the Mexican side of the border.  In 1982, he went to Massachusetts, where he taught Expository Wri...
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Title:By The Lake Of Sleeping Children: The Secret Life Of The Mexican BorderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.4 inPublished:September 1, 1996Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0385484194

ISBN - 13:9780385484190

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The award-winning author of Across the Wire delves into the post-NAFTA and Proposition 187 border purgatory of garbage pickers and dump dwellers in By the Lake of Sleeping Children. In 16 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. 10 photos