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The Resource Desert blood : the Juárez murders, by Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Desert blood : the Juárez murders, by Alicia Gaspar de Alba

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Desert blood : the Juárez murders
Title
Desert blood
Title remainder
the Juárez murders
Statement of responsibility
by Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: It's the summer of 1998 and for five years over a hundred mangled and desecrated bodies have been found dumped in the Chihuahua desert outside of Juarez, Mexico, just across the river from El Paso, Texas. The perpetrators of the ever-rising number of violent deaths target poor young women, terrifying inhabitants on both sides of the border. El Paso native Ivon Villa has returned to her hometown to adopt the baby of Cecilia, a pregnant maquiladora worker in Juarez. When Cecilia turns up strangled and disemboweled in the desert, Ivon is thrown into the churning chaos of abuse and murder. Even as the rapes and killings of "girls from the south" continue-their tragic stories written in desert blood-a conspiracy covers up the crimes that implicate everyone from the Maquiladora Association to the Border Patrol. When Ivon's younger sister gets kidnapped in Juarez, Ivon knows that it's up to her to find her sister, whatever it takes. Despite the sharp warnings she gets from family, friends, and nervous officials, Ivon's investigation moves her deeper and deeper into the labyrinth of silence. From acclaimed poet and prose-writer Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Desert Blood is a gripping thriller that ponders the effects of patriarchy, gender identity, border culture, transnationalism, and globalization on an international crisis
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A8449
LC item number
D47 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Pregnant women
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • El Paso (Tex.)
  • Adoption
  • Lesbians
  • Mexico
  • Misshandelte Frau
  • Grenzgebiet
  • Sexualmord
  • Ciudad Juárez
  • El Paso <Tex., Region>
Label
Desert blood : the Juárez murders, by Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
56807534
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 346 p.
Isbn
9781558855083
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2004055417
System control number
(OCoLC)56807534
Label
Desert blood : the Juárez murders, by Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Publication
Control code
56807534
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 346 p.
Isbn
9781558855083
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2004055417
System control number
(OCoLC)56807534

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