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The Resource The border patrol ate my dust, [compiled by] Alicia Alarcón ; English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales

The border patrol ate my dust, [compiled by] Alicia Alarcón ; English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales

Label
The border patrol ate my dust
Title
The border patrol ate my dust
Statement of responsibility
[compiled by] Alicia Alarcón ; English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Southern California radio personality, Alicia Alarcon, invited her immigrant listeners to call in and share their stories. In this collection, Alarcon has recorded the footsteps of these travelers across deserts and rivers, as the narrators suffer hunger and hostility on their way to a fabled "America," land of opportunity." "These intriguing but heartbreaking tales are narrated by young and old, men and women who must overcome the nearly impossible as they hope to find a better place than the one they've left behind. Through gritty details and sly humor, these stories are poignant recollections of making it across, past the natural and the man-made obstacles along the border, as well as cries of frustration about the lives they forge once here in the U.S. of A."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979.4/00468728
Index
no index present
LC call number
F870.C34
LC item number
M54 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The border patrol ate my dust, [compiled by] Alicia Alarcón ; English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as: La migra me hizo los mandados. Houston, Tex. : Arte Público, c2002
Contents
  • A Discount for Telling the Truth
  • The Old Smoocher
  • It Scared the Tapeworms Out of Her
  • Get Me Down, Before I Slap You Silly!
  • He Sold Me to the Armenian
  • The Girl from Nicaragua Was Washed Away by the River
  • God Made Us Disappear from the Border Patrol
  • We Were Short 1,400 Quetzals
  • The Shot Hit Right Next to Me
  • My Cousins Came over from California
  • Dark Angel
  • After All I Had Done for Him ... and He Betrayed Me
  • For the Love of My "Princess"
  • She Had Just Given Birth
  • Dreamers Never Lose Heart
  • They're Coming after Us
  • Mine Is the Same Story as So Many Other Children
  • A Pack of Tortillas Was All We Had to Eat
  • Could It Be the Feathers in Our Hats?
  • Everyone from the North Shows up Looking "All Fly"
  • They Told Me That You Could Make a Lot of Money
  • My Name Is Pedro Infante and He's Jorge Negrete
  • We Landed in France, Not in New York
  • Some Nachos to Go
  • I Saw How They Raped Her
  • The killings Were Commonplace
  • All I Thought about Was Disneyland
  • We Arrived at the Town of "Thank God"
  • A Honeymoon on the Road
Control code
55657957
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
iv, 203 p.
Isbn
9781558854321
Isbn Type
(trade pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004048530
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Label
The border patrol ate my dust, [compiled by] Alicia Alarcón ; English translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer de Gonzales
Publication
Note
Originally published as: La migra me hizo los mandados. Houston, Tex. : Arte Público, c2002
Contents
  • A Discount for Telling the Truth
  • The Old Smoocher
  • It Scared the Tapeworms Out of Her
  • Get Me Down, Before I Slap You Silly!
  • He Sold Me to the Armenian
  • The Girl from Nicaragua Was Washed Away by the River
  • God Made Us Disappear from the Border Patrol
  • We Were Short 1,400 Quetzals
  • The Shot Hit Right Next to Me
  • My Cousins Came over from California
  • Dark Angel
  • After All I Had Done for Him ... and He Betrayed Me
  • For the Love of My "Princess"
  • She Had Just Given Birth
  • Dreamers Never Lose Heart
  • They're Coming after Us
  • Mine Is the Same Story as So Many Other Children
  • A Pack of Tortillas Was All We Had to Eat
  • Could It Be the Feathers in Our Hats?
  • Everyone from the North Shows up Looking "All Fly"
  • They Told Me That You Could Make a Lot of Money
  • My Name Is Pedro Infante and He's Jorge Negrete
  • We Landed in France, Not in New York
  • Some Nachos to Go
  • I Saw How They Raped Her
  • The killings Were Commonplace
  • All I Thought about Was Disneyland
  • We Arrived at the Town of "Thank God"
  • A Honeymoon on the Road
Control code
55657957
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
iv, 203 p.
Isbn
9781558854321
Isbn Type
(trade pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004048530
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries

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