Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders


On Sale Now! Save 7% on the Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders by Brand: Arte Publico Pr at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This is an incisive mystery that delves into the violent deaths of young women plaguing the US/Mexico border. It'’s the summer of 1998 and for five years, over a hundred mangled and desecrated bodies have been found dumped on the Chihuahua desert outside of Juárez, México, just across the river from El Paso, Texas. The perpetrators of the ever-rising number of violent deaths target poor young women, terrifying inhabitants of both sides of the border. El Paso native Ivon Villa has returned to


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This is an incisive mystery that delves into the violent deaths of young women plaguing the US/Mexico border. It'’s the summer of 1998 and for five years, over a hundred mangled and desecrated bodies have been found dumped on the Chihuahua desert outside of Juárez, México, just across the river from El Paso, Texas. The perpetrators of the ever-rising number of violent deaths target poor young women, terrifying inhabitants of both sides of the border. El Paso native Ivon Villa has returned to her hometown to adopt the baby of Cecilia, a pregnant maquiladora worker in Juárez. When Cecilia turns up strangled and disemboweled in the desert, Ivon is thrown into the churning chaos of abuse and murder. Even as the rapes and killings of "girls from the south" continue —- their tragic stories written in desert blood— - a conspiracy covers up the crimes that implicate everyone from the Maquiladora Association to the Border Patrol. When Ivon’'s younger sister gets kidnapped in Juárez, Ivon knows that it'’s up to her to find her sister, whatever it takes. Despite the sharp warnings she gets from family, friends, and nervous officials, Ivon'’s investigation moves her deeper and deeper into the labyrinth of silence. From acclaimed poet and prose-writer Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Desert Blood is a gripping thriller that ponders the effects of patriarchy, gender identity, border culture, transnationalism, and globalization on an international crisis.

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Brand: Arte Publico Pr
Manufacturer:
Arte Publico Pr
Category:
Mystery & Thrillers
EAN:
9781558854468
ISBN:
1558854460
Edition:
0
Author:
Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Publisher:
Arte Publico Pr
Publication Date:
2005-03-31
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
1.38 pounds
Item Size:
1.25 x 8.75 x 6 inches
Package Weight:
1.3 pounds
Package Size:
5.8 x 1.3 x 8.5 inches

 


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