Illegals by J.P. Bone
From the volcanic slopes of Central America, and the dusty plains of Mexico, to the sweltering streets of Frogtown, Echo Park, and East Los Angeles, they make an astonishing journey. Some live, some die. But what fate awaits those who manage to survive?
"J. P. Bone�s novel Illegals is a rarity in contemporary literature � a story which boldly and vividly presents a piece of contemporary history, told through characters who cannot fail to move you with their anguish and their courage. I am reminded of Upton Sinclair and John Steinbeck, who did not hesitate to confront the most urgent issues of their day through their fiction. Illegals is a novel that touches the heart. I hope it is widely read." -- Howard Zinn
�J.P. Bone has not only produced a novel worthy of reading on its literary merits, but his Illegals is also an extraordinary story which captures the human drama of the everyday struggles experienced by Latino immigrants in their quest for survival and social justice.� -- Carlos Mu�oz, Jr.
�Illegals is a rare uplifting literary work. It cites chapter and verse the details of the exploitation of working people from Latin America by the corporate colossus up north. It paints a bleak picture of immigrants� plight, yet offers inspiring hope for those who dare to work together in solidarity.� -- Studs Terkel
"J. P. Bone reminds us that the struggle to enjoy the 'freedom' promised in America is exactly just that � still a struggle, still not available to all. I encourage you to read Illegals not just for its powerful commentary, but because it�s a damn good read!� -- Michael Moore