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

Markham, Lauren, (author.).

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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."--Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 305.868 MARKH 2017 (Text) 23892000945520 Main Collection Book None 08/27/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101906187
  • ISBN: 1101906189
  • Physical Description: xvi, 298 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-285) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The missing -- The flood -- The churn -- The walls -- The courthouse -- The detained -- The arrest -- The girls -- The failed -- The halt -- The long walk -- The land.
Summary, etc.:
"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."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Flores, Ernesto, 1997-
Flores, Raul, 1997-
Flores, Raul, 1997-
Flores, Ernesto, 1997-
Salvadorans > California > Oakland > Biography.
Salvadoran Americans > California > Oakland > Biography.
Illegal aliens > United States > Biography.
Refugees > California > Oakland > Social conditions.
Salvadoran Americans > California > San Francisco Bay Area > Social conditions.
Unaccompanied immigrant children > United States.
Twin brothers > Biography.
United States > Emigration and immigration.
El Salvador > Emigration and immigration.
Refugees > Oakland (Calif.) > Social conditions.
Salvadoran Americans > Oakland (Calif.) > Biography.
Salvadoran Americans > San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) > Social conditions.
Salvadorans > Oakland (Calif.) > Biography.
Illegal aliens > United States > Biography.
Twins > Biography.
El Salvador > Immigration and emigration.
United States > Immigration and emigration.
Salvadoran Americans > California > Oakland > Biography.
Salvadoran Americans > California > San Francisco Bay Area > Social conditions.
Genre: Biographies.

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