The Devil's Highway

The Devil's Highway

A True Story

Downloadable Audiobook - 2004
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In May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, the Devil's Highway. These men--fathers and sons, brothers and strangers--entered a desert so harsh and desolate that even the Border Patrol is afraid to travel through it. Nights are frigid and days are so hot that dead bodies naturally mummify within minutes. Only 12 men came back out. Now Luis Urrea, who has won multiple awards for his writing about the border, tells the story of this modern, real-life adventure through a hellish no-man's-land where desperate dreams clash with the nearly invincible odds against survival. Spectacularly written, The Devil's Highway is a fluorescent cross of Jon Krakauer, Charles Bowden, Juan Rulfo, and the Book of Revelation. It is as blazingly brilliant as the desert sun, with the bite of a chupacabra.

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The author of Across the Wire offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of twenty-six men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona. Only twelve men came back out.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, c2004
ISBN: 9781611136814
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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