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Illegal: A True Story of Love, Revolution and Crossing Borders Kindle Edition
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"It reads almost like fiction, but it isn't. Dennehy's memoir is an eye-opener to what most of us pay no attention to. It's gripping, intense, and real."
-Jenya Grace, author of The Battle for Oz
"John Dennehy's memoir of love, life and illegally crossing borders in beautiful, but tumultuous Ecuador is told with vulnerability, honesty and is absolutely riveting.
-Katie McKenna, author of How to Get Run Over by a Truck
"In Illegal John Dennehy admirably wrestles with some of the most pressing matters of our current age: What is the character of the United States? What happens to an idealistic young American abroad? Borders, national identity, justice. And then love, cutting through it all. How do two young lovers hold on to each other in the maelstrom of national politics and the swings of history? As Dennehy throws himself into the political and social life of Ecuador, you will see some of yourself in him."
-Cullen Thomas, author of Brother One Cell
"Powerful and relatable. The pages resonated with me in a way I can't quite quantify. Beautiful to see someone put themselves out there like this."
-Zac Thompson, author of Weaponized
"Compellingly written, Dennehy's memoir of a tumultuous time of love and danger promises to be an exciting read with an ending that might land somewhere on the dark side of happy. Unlike so many journalists who can't leave the just-the-facts-ma'am style behind when they attempt book length manuscripts, Dennehy writes like a master storyteller."
-S.T. Ranscht, co-author of Enhanced--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
- ASIN : B074FYB6V7
- Publisher : Cotopaxi Publishing (July 31, 2017)
- Publication date : July 31, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2515 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 237 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #937,570 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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To conclude, the author writes well, but unfortunately incorrectly about many facts about Ecuador. His reasons, of course, are his alone. Perhaps he was unaware that he did not have sufficient facts or understanding, or possibly he consciously or unconsciously wished to justify his attitude. Regardless and to reiterate, he has presented a totally false tale about Ecuador and the time of president Correa’s administration.
3 stars for the writing
1 Star for the content
In Ecuador, a country in the throes of profound political change, Dennehy meets Lucia, an activist, and begins to discover the meaning of national and personal identity; a journey that begins and ends at the same place. Along the way, the author offers insights into the inconsistencies that exist in an increasingly globalized world that recognizes the free flow of money, goods, and ideas, while at the same time, restricting the movement of people.
A compelling story of the meaning of culture and nationality, and how one person learns to cope with them. A must-read for anyone who wants to begin to make sense of a world that sometimes seems to be going mad.
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The writing is refreshing, honest, un-padded and has no affectation. Dennehy is able both to vividly portray his own feelings, but also to dispassionately recound the situation. You will not regret reading this and I believe that once it gains momentum, it will be rightly regarded as an important and unique book.
Illegal, is a great book to expose yourself to a different outlook on patriotism, immigration, border (external and internal) and privilege. A true love story of struggle that will make you smile and leave you dumbfounded later.
Would definitely recommend it