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'The Devil's Highway' Virtual Book Club

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual book club discussion about "The Devil's Highway" by Luis Alberto Urrea.

In May 2001, 26 Mexican men scrambled across the border and into an area of the Arizona desert known as the Devil's Highway. Only 12 made it safely across. Urrea tracks the paths those men took from their home state of Veracruz all the way norte. Their enemies were many: the U.S. Border Patrol; gung-ho gringo vigilantes bent on taking the law into their own hands; the Mexican Federales; rattlesnakes; severe hypothermia and the remorseless sun. We expect to have a thoughtful discussion about this story of immigration in the 21st century.

Please register here by September 22; those who sign up will receive a Zoom link via email. Free and open to all.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Society



University Libraries
Event Contact

Cassie Brand | cassie.brand@wustl.edu

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