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Antonio's Gun And Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration Paperback – February 1, 2008
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"Over the last 15 years, he has filed the best dispatches about Mexican migration and its effects on the United States and Mexico, bar none." --Los Angeles Times Book Review
." . . journalism that doesn't replay or expand on the clich???d or stereotyped stories of the exotic border . . . Genuinely original work. . . ."
"Sam Quinones has produced a sublime collection. . . . "Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream" [is] must reading for anyone seriously interested in the issue of immigration."
"[Quinones'] gift for storytelling brings the Mexican mindset to life and provides important cultural and economic context . . . the rich picture evoked overall is fascinating."
"Where others see unremarkable immigrants, Quinones finds gold . . . he has filed the best dispatches about Mexican migration and its effects on the United States and Mexico, bar none."
"Quinones' book humanizes a political issue that has become sloganized into meaninglessness . . . [he]delves deeply and with rich and illustrative detail into the cultural ramifications of our shaky borders."
"This book illuminates individual lives in a historic movement and muses on the nature of the movement . . . scrupulously researched . . . infused with life and spirit and affection . . . Quinones is a hell of a storyteller."
." . . a keen look at the migrant economy . . . [in] nine skillful, moving stories. Quinones layers with the sociological, economic, and historical context of 60 years of immigration . . . [in these] very fine pieces of literary journalism."
"This book humanizes the immigration issue . . . by focusing on in-depth profiles of migrants on both sides of the border and telling their tales with empathy and a novelist's eye for character, narrative structure, and psychological detail."
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They are all the stories of lives lived on the margin, but lives driven by ambition as well. Quinones is something of a libertarian, as the reader will see while reading this book. You won't hear much about "racism" and other preoccupations of people perceived as different or alien in the United States. You will, however, learn something substantial about the lives of Mexican and Mexican-American people , and, very likely, develop some significant empathy with these people and people comparable, if you didn't feel that way already.