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Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders

Alicia Gaspar de Alba

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ISBN 10: 1558854460 / ISBN 13: 9781558854468
Published by Arte Publico Press, 2005
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Title: Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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This is an incisive mystery that delves into the violent deaths of young women plaguing the US/Mexico border.

It'’s the summer of 1998 and for five years, over a hundred mangled and desecrated bodies have been found dumped on the Chihuahua desert outside of Juárez, México, just across the river from El Paso, Texas. The perpetrators of the ever-rising number of violent deaths target poor young women, terrifying inhabitants of 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 Juárez. 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 Juárez, 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.

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Advance praise for Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders: "Gaspar de Alba brings a scholar’s mind, a fine writer’s sensitivity, and the open heart of her heritage. The result is a novel that takes your breath away, page after page, and grabs your heart."
—James Crumley, author of The Last Good Kiss

"Gripping, heart-wrenching, set against the tough, lacerating reality of border-town Ciudad Juarez...Desert Blood is a mystery unlike any other...Villa is the perfect match for the border itself. Brava!"
—Lucha Corpi, author of The Gloria Damasco Series

". . .a page-turner of frightening speed...Let me say something loud and clear: Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders deserves the widest readership possible. In fact, copies of the novel should be delivered to the El Paso Police Department, La Migra, and the FBI with a post-it saying: 'mandatory reading."
—Helena María Viramontes, author of Under the Feet of Jesus

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