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Contemporary Books Discussion Group

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu

2019-09-18 13:00:00 2019-09-18 14:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Bettendorf Public Library

Wednesday, September 18
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-18 13:00:00 2019-09-18 14:30:00 America/Chicago Contemporary Books Discussion Group Please join us for a discussion of The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu. Bettendorf Public Library

Please join us for a discussion of The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu.

For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Driven to understand the hard realities of the landscape he loves, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive. Plagued by a growing awareness of his complicity in a dehumanizing enterprise, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the full extent of the violence it wreaks, on both sides of the line.

Books for the Contemporary Books Discussion Group are available for loan on a first-come basis at the previous month's meeting and, after that, at the Information Desk. Newcomers are always welcome. 

This Global Gathering Mexico program is supported by our Title Sponsor Terrostar Interactive Media, our Authorized Edition sponsor Morgan Stanley, and the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | World Culture | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | web | social media | Sign | PR | Mexico |

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