Imperial

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$23.10 - $47.94
UPC:
9780143118404
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2010-10-26
Release Date:
2010-10-26
Author:
William T. Vollmann
Language:
english
Edition:
Reprint

Product Overview

From the author of Europe Central, winner of the National Book Award, a journalistic tour de force along the Mexican-American border a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Watch for Vollmanns new work of nonfiction, No Immediate Danger, coming in April of 2018

For generations of migrant workers, Imperial Country has held the promise of paradise and the reality of hell. It sprawls across a stirring accidental sea, across the deserts, date groves and labor camps of Southeastern California, right across the border into Mexico. In this eye-opening book, William T. Vollmann takes us deep into the heart of this haunted region, exploring polluted rivers and guarded factories and talking with everyone from Mexican migrant workers to border patrolmen. Teeming with patterns, facts, stories, people and hope, this is an epic study of an emblematic region.

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