Illegal: a true story of love, revolution and crossing borders

Illegal: a true story of love, revolution and crossing borders

by John Dennehy

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Illegal: a true story of love, revolution and crossing borders by John Dennehy

Illegal tells the true story of love and deception, revolutions and deportations as it chronicles the trials of John Dennehy. Naïve New Yorker, Dennehy refuses to be part of the feverish nationalism of post 9/11 America. His search for hope takes him to Ecuador, where he falls in love with firebrand Lucia, who perfects his broken Spanish while they find solidarity in the brewing social upheaval. Amid the unrest, Dennehy is arrested and deported to the United States but he has found something worth fighting for.

A raw account of a young American abroad grasping for meaning, this pulsating story of violent protests, illegal border crossings and loss of innocence raises questions about the futility of borders and the irresistible power of nationalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999185209
Publisher: Cotopaxi Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 1,270,689
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

John Dennehy grew up in New York but left the country when George Bush was reelected. For six years he lived in the developing world before returning to New York where he works for the United Nations. He has an MA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of East Anglia (England) and is frequently published in places such as VICE, The Guardian, Narratively and The Diplomat. This is his first book.

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