Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America's Mexican Migrants by Ted ConoverCoyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America's Mexican Migrants by Ted Conover

Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America's Mexican Migrants

byTed Conover

Paperback | August 12, 1987

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To discover what becomes of Mexicans who come illegally to the United States, Conover disguised himself as an illegal alien, traveling and working across America for more than a year. This is the chronicle of his journey.
 
“Ted Conover lived the bizarre life of the Mexican illegals. Theirs is a sub-terrestrial world of high-wire tensions, of brutal police, of sinister smugglers . . . A devastating document, this one must be read.”—Leon Uris
Ted Conover is the author of several books, including Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes, and The Routes of Man: Travels in the Paved World. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, ...
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Title:Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America's Mexican MigrantsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.96 × 5.18 × 0.61 inPublished:August 12, 1987Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0394755189

ISBN - 13:9780394755182

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The compelling adventure of a young writer who poses as a Mexican wetback to discover the hardships, fear and camaraderie of illegal aliens crossing the border to work in the United States

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"Ted Conover lived the bizarre life of the Mexican illegals. Theirs is a subterrestrial world of high-wire tensions, of brutal police, of sinister smugglers -- coyotes. A devastating document, this one must be read." -- Leon UrisThe acclaimed author of Rolling Nowhere has taken another adventure, this time on the underground railway that operates across America's southern border. To discover what becomes of Mexicans who desperately slip into the United States, Ted Conover disguised himself as an illegal alien, walked across deserts, hid in orange orchards, waded through the Rio Grande, and cut life-threatening deals with tough-guy traffickers in human sweat. This electrifying account is the harrowing vision of a way of life no outsider has ever seen before.