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. . . the story is well-told and nearly flawless, as well as being a riveting page-turner that grabs the reader on page one and just does not let go  . . . as I write these comments, the story still haunts my waking hours.
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The story is very engaging right from the get go. Elsie is a character that is easy to like . . . --Publishers Weekly - Independent Reviewer

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David has served in both the public and private sectors with direct exposure to undocumented workers and the politics that surround their place in American society.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448604478
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448604470
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,235,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Shilom VINE VOICE on March 31, 2011
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This starts out for a young journalist who wants to honor her family, her father and another relative, who died in Mexico, so she decides to go undercover to report on the work camps and what really goes on. She's the only one who can really fit in, shes fluent in Spanish, from Mexico, and knows the area. She buys second hand stores clothes, dirties her self up to look the part, including biting her nails and flopping around in an alley for good measure, and heads deep undercover. I thought this was an excellent excerpt from the author and I was dying when it ended for more! What happens next!? It can't end here! Great details and thinkins ahead, on the authors and main characters part. Both really thought things out that I, as a reader, didn't even think of!
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A Hispanic-American newspaper reporter from Texas investigates the plight of illegal immigrant workers in South Carolina by becoming one of them. When her cover is blown, she discovers just how dangerous and unpredictable the situation really is.

Written as fiction, Disposable People reads as non-fiction and seems even more fact-filled than most newspaper stories. While I was able to spot a few minor errors in the text, the story itself is well-told and nearly flawless, as well as being a riveting page-turner that grabs the reader on page one and just does not let go. The story is evenly paced and easily read. I finished reading this slim novel in about three days while devoting the majority of my time to other pursuits. Still, there are many points of discussion raised in the text; Disposable People is not a fluffy tale. Nearly three weeks later, as I write these comments, the story still haunts my waking hours.

Disposable People is recommended reading for those who like fact-based fiction and for those wanting to better understand the trials and tribulations of illegal immigrant workers. While there is a slight amount of romance, that element merely adds interest. Romance is not the main element to the story. The PDF of this novel was given to me free in exchange for this review. This review has been simultaneously posted at Dragonviews, LibraryThing and Amazon.com
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By RInZurich on April 22, 2011
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First I should confess that I bought this by accident thinking I was buying the Kevin Bales book of the same name but with a plane journey beckoning I decided to make the best of it.

I only made it halfway through. Initially engaging, the characters do not build and remain very 2 dimensional, the dialog between them is wooden and mostly unbelievable. The plot is often flimsy e.g. Elsie clubs a senator unconscious and there are no repercusions and no explanation why not, she actually just flounces of the boat making jokey comments to the 'Boss' about the senators sexual prowess. The omission of even flimsy plot justifications makes for a book that lurches along and I'm afraid I could not willingly suspend my disbelief long enough to get to the end of this book.
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From reporter to migrant worker. The images in this book were so clear that I almost believed I was living Elsie's undercover life. David Huffstetler has taken a controversial subject matter and mixed in a little greed, power, and politics. An explosive read!
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Know author personally delivered in a timely manner. was in condition as advetised. delivered in secure package. Would buy again from this seller.
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