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The Line Becomes A River by [Cantú, Francisco]
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Length: 258 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"One of the perks of being a writer is you get sent proofs of books. Most are not for me but occasionally you get sent a gem. The Line Becomes a River is such a book. It is stunningly good. Beautiful, smart, raw, sad, poetic and humane… It’s the best thing I’ve read for ages" (James Rebanks, author of THE SHEPHERD'S LIFE)

"Lyrical and moving... Cantu describes the borderlands and his work there with a raw-nerved tenderness that seems to have been won from both the landscape and the violence he was implicated in. Told in three increasingly soul-searching parts, The Line Becomes a River frequently feels momentous... Remarkable" (William Atkins Guardian)

"Tender, lyrical, and with a singular poise that is unsentimental and restrained, in prose as clear as desert air" (John Paul Rathbone Financial Times)

"[A] must-read memoir ... Cantú's skill as a writer proves an equal match for his material. A digestible account of US and Mexico relations, a nuanced portrait of Mexican cultural blessings and ills, The Line Becomes A River is a page-turning personal story that holds until the final page and wrenches long after." (Olivia Cole GQ)

"A raw, compelling memoirThe Line Becomes a River offers an eloquent rebuke to all those who look to build walls rather than build bridges between people." (Nick Rennison Sunday Times)

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An electrifying memoir from a Mexican-American US Border Patrol guard

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3956 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0735217718
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (1 March 2018)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072Q18TRR
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,927 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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