In a new 10th anniversary edition: "The single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.S. border policy" (The Atlantic).
In May 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, the "Devil's Highway." Three years later, Luis Alberto Urrea wrote about what happened to them. The result was a national bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a "book of the year" in multiple newspapers, and a work proclaimed as a modern American classic.
"The Devil's Highway comes alive with a richness of language and a mastery of narrative detail that only the most gifted writers are able to achieve." - Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times, 2004
"A reading of The Devil's Highway will undoubtedly brace your soul and remind you that all of us, rich or poor, brown, white, black or yellow, are traveling through these parts for only a little while." - Alan Cheuse, San Francisco Chronicle, 2004