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The Resource The jaguar's children, John Vaillant

The jaguar's children, John Vaillant

Label
The jaguar's children
Title
The jaguar's children
Statement of responsibility
John Vaillant
Title variation
jaguars children
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Héctor is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passengers' money for a mechanic and have not returned. Those left behind have no choice but to wait. Héctor finds a name in his friend César's phone. AnniMac. A name with an American number. He must reach her, both for rescue and to pass along the message César has come so far to deliver. But are his messages going through? Over four days, as water and food run low, Héctor tells how he came to this desperate place. His story takes us from Oaxaca - its rich culture, its rapid change - to the dangers of the border. It exposes the tangled ties between Mexico and El Norte - land of promise and opportunity, homewrecker and unreliable friend. And it reminds us of the power of storytelling and the power of hope, as Héctor fights to ensure his message makes it out of the truck and into the world
Summary
A man trapped inside a tanker truck during an illegal border crossing reflects on the trials of his life in Oaxaca and the events leading to his present circumstances while fellow passengers and he desperately wait for rescue
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392141
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vaillant, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.A3555
LC item number
J34 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexicans
  • Illegal aliens
  • Human smuggling
  • Border crossing
  • Arizona
Target audience
adult
Label
The jaguar's children, John Vaillant
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20371049
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780544315495
Lccn
2014023540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC)BK0014248605
Label
The jaguar's children, John Vaillant
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20371049
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780544315495
Lccn
2014023540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC)BK0014248605

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