WashU Libraries Virtual Book Club: The Devil’s Highway – A True Story

The WashU Libraries Book Club explores both fiction and non-fiction titles, with selections focusing on history, medicine, travel, adventure, rare books and literature. September's selection is "The Devil's Highway: A True Story" by Luis Alberto Urrea.

The WashU Libraries Book Club is now virtual!

Get comfy and join us from home via Zoom as we explore titles focusing on history, medicine, travel, adventure, rare book, and literature. September's selection is "The Devil's Highway: A True Story" by Luis Alberto Urrea.

In May 2001, 26 Mexican men scrambled across the border and into an area of the Arizona desert known as the Devil's Highway. Only 12 made it safely across. Urrea tracks the paths those men took from their home state of Veracruz all the way norte. Their enemies were many: the U.S. Border Patrol; gung-ho gringo vigilantes bent on taking the law into their own hands; the Mexican Federales; rattlesnakes; severe hypothermia and the remorseless sun. We expect to have a thoughtful discussion about this story of immigration in the 21st century.

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September 23rd, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online
United States
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