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The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life, Lauren Markham

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The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life
Title
The far away brothers
Title remainder
two young migrants and the making of an American life
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Markham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California--fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States, the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes, while his identical twin, Raul, never felt that northbound tug. But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs he is forced to flee the country, and Raul, because he looks just like his brother, follows close behind--away from one danger and toward the great American unknown. In this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration, journalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen-year-old Flores twins as they make their harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and from there to their estranged older brother's custody in Oakland, CA. Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating a new school in a new language, working to pay down their mounting coyote debt, and facing their day in immigration court, while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers--girls, grades, Facebook--with only each other for support. With intimate access and breathtaking range, Markham offers a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus, an investigation of U.S. immigration policy, and an unforgettable testament to the migrant experience."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Markham, Lauren
Dewey number
305.868/7284079466
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.S15
LC item number
M37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flores, Ernesto
  • Flores, Raul
  • Salvadorans
  • Salvadoran Americans
  • Illegal aliens
  • Refugees
  • Salvadoran Americans
  • Unaccompanied immigrant children
  • Twin brothers
  • United States
  • El Salvador
Label
The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life, Lauren Markham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 298 pages
Isbn
9781101906187
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017000952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966863220
  • (OCoLC)ocn966863220
  • 3041870
Label
The far away brothers : two young migrants and the making of an American life, Lauren Markham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 298 pages
Isbn
9781101906187
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017000952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966863220
  • (OCoLC)ocn966863220
  • 3041870

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