Nonfiction; immigration and the US Southern Border
Francisco Cantu grew up in the Southwest, his mother the daughter of Mexican immigrants. After graduating from college with a degree in political science he joins the border patrol. They track humans in blistering sun and frigid nights, finding the dead or barely living. This is the personal story of agents and their experience, and of those trying to cross and their plight.
Cantu's description of this dehumanizing operation takes you into the world of the southern border like no news outlet, journalist, or politician can. His writing is deep, almost lyrical, and often emotional. Read this one because you should.