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Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group | The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú
Mon, July 8, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633.
Mention of “The Border” stirs both imagination and emotion: what you see and feel depending on how you perceive the world. But how many of us understand this real-world interzone where actual borders shift and bleed, and hard scenes of death, drug smuggling, and human suffering unfold daily? The son of a park ranger, Francisco Cantú grew up in the southwest. When he joined the Border Patrol, he became witness to the stark realities of the desert, where the obligations of his job weighed heavy against his sense of humanity. Cantú’s direct, stoic prose makes The Line Becomes a River a weighty and timely document on one of our most divisive arguments. It lays bare, in damning light, the casual brutality of the system, how unjust laws and private prisons and a militarized border have shattered families and mocked America’s myths about itself.
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