Into the Beautiful North - Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into The Beautiful North (Back Bay, $14.99) is a particularly lovely and haunting variation on the quest novel.  Joblessness and poverty have chased all the men from Tres Camarones, a tiny, remote village in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. But when drug bandits threaten to overpower the town, the feisty, teenaged Nayeli and her three friends vow to sneak across the U.S. border and bring their fathers and brothers home. After a terrifying interlude in crime-ridden Tijuana, the ragtag group does make it to “El Norte” and back again–but with surprising, bittersweet results.

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ISBN: 9780316025263
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 16th, 2010