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The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:30PM to 8:30PM




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For award-winning writer and former agent for the United States Border Patrol Francisco Cantú, the border is in his blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest.

His new book, The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border, is haunted by the stories he experienced both while working for the Border Patrol--where he hauled in the dead and delivered to detention those he found alive--and also as a civilian after he abandoned the Patrol and helped an immigrant friend return to Mexico to visit his dying mother.

Join us for an eye-opening look at the devastation the border wreaks on both sides as Cantú shares this deeply personal work with journalist Ruxandra Guidi, who frequently reports on immigration from the U.S.-Mexico border region.

Sponsored by: Library Foundation of Los Angeles
Category Literature
When Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:30PM to 8:30PM
Where Central Los Angeles Library - Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Admission Price: Free
Contact 2132926254
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