- Published: Houston, Tex. : Arte Público Press, c2005.
- Year Published: 2005
- Description: vi, 346 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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- Americans -- Fiction. -- Mexico
- Pregnant women -- Fiction. -- Crimes against
- Adoption -- Fiction.
- Lesbians -- Fiction.
- Mexican-American Border Region -- Fiction.
- El Paso (Tex.) -- Fiction.
- Mexico -- Fiction.
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Desert blood : the Juárez murders
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Call number: Mystery / Gaspar de Alba, Alicia
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor
Reviews & Summaries
Man, between the award and the fact that it was assigned for a college literature class, I really wanted to like this book. Sadly, I just couldn't. The characters seemed like flat cliches, the plot excessively violent (I'm okay with violence, but it seemed a bit overwrought in this particular book), and the Very Important Message pounded into me so frequently and with such force that it completely overwhelmed the story. I will say, however, that this book did at least raise my awareness of the environment around Juarez, Mexico, and that publicity will hopefully lead to a better future for any who are still suffering.
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