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The Line Becomes A River, EPUB eBook

The Line Becomes A River EPUB


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Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2019, an electrifying memoir from a Mexican-American US Border Patrol guard

Stunningly good The best thing I ve read for ages
James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd s Life

Francisco Cant was a US Border Patrol agent from 2008 to 2012.

In this extraordinary account, he describes his work in the desert along the Mexican border. He tracks humans through blistering days and frigid nights. He detains the exhausted and hauls in the dead. The line he is sworn to defend, however, begins to dissolve. Haunted by nightmares, Cant abandons the Patrol for civilian life but he soon faces a final confrontation with the world he believed he had escaped.

A raw, compelling memoir An eloquent rebuke to all those who look to build walls rather than bridges between people
Sunday Times

A must-read A page-turning personal story that holds until the final page and wrenches long after

Remarkable Lyrical and moving