by J.P. Bone

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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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014664684
Publisher: Mindfield Publishing
Publication date: 06/29/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 885,023
File size: 335 KB

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Illegals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book captured my attention with its soulful portrayal of several very different modern latino immigrant stories and the suprising terror, discrimination and compassion that the immigrants experienced. It is an important novel because it voices the histories of the Latino people who are a growing population of Americans. We can better prepare for the future by knowing more of our collective past which is what this book helps to do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the book and read it in three nights.To be honest this is the second novel that I had ever read,and I was shocked by the type of abuse that went on. I loved the great amount of details ,yet there was planty of suspense through-out each hapter...