The Devil's Highway

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The Devil's Highway

A True Story

By Luis Alberto Urrea

Little, Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316746717, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004


The author of "Across the Wire" offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out. "Superb . . . Nothing less than a saga on the scale of the Exodus and an ordeal as heartbreaking as the Passion . . . The book comes vividly alive with a richness of language and a mastery of narrative detail that only the most gifted of writers are able to achieve.--"Los Angeles Times Book Review."