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Manny Bustos is an orphan struggling to survive on the streets of Juarez, Mexico. Across the border is Sergeant Robert S. Locke, Vietnam vet and Army prefect, who tries to drink his bad memories away. On the night Manny tries to cross the Rio Grande and escape to a better life in America, the two meet in an explosive encounter.

"Profoundly moving." -- "Horn Book." New York Public Library--Books for the Teen Age.

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"Paulsen is skilled at pace, incident and characterization, and he uses them to pull the reader to the memorable--and powerful--last scene...Teenagers will not want to put it down."
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Manny Bustos is an orphan, scrabbling for survival on the streets of Juáurez, Mexico. He sleeps in a cardboard box and fights with boys bigger and older than him for the coins American tourists through off the bridge between El Paso, Texas, and his town.

Across the border, Sergeant Robert S. Locke, Vietnam vet and Army prefect, searches for a way to drown the cries for help of his dead friends, and finds it in Cutty Sark whiskey. On the night Manny dares the crossing, through the muddy shallows of the Rio Grande, past searchlights and border patrol, in the hopes of a better life, the two meet in an explosive encounter that fills the night with tension and endless possibilities.

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