The Devil's Highway

A True Story

by Luis Alberto Urrea

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ISBNs
  • 031604928X
  • 9780316746717
  • 9780316049283
From the Pulitzer Prize finalist, "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.

  • Little, Brown and Company; November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780316049283
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Devil's Highway
  • Author: Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Imprint: Back Bay Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 031604928X
  • 9780316746717
  • 9780316049283

In The Press

"In artful yet uncomplicated prose, Urrea captivatingly tells how a dozen men squeezed by to safety...Confident and full of righteous rage, Urrea's story is a well-crafted melange of first-person testimony, geographic history, cultural and economic analysis, poetry and an indictment of immigration policy."—Publishers Weekly


About The Author

Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of The Devil's Highway, The Hummingbirds Daughter, and Across the Wire. Winner of a Lannan Literary Award, and the Christopher Award, he is also the recipient of an American Book Award, a Western States Book Award, and a Colorado Book Award. In 2001, Luis was inducted into the Latino Literary Hall of Fame.