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John Vaillant: The Jaguar's Children - A Novel

As current as our contemporary social polices debates, “The Jaguar's
Children” exposes the tangled ties between Mexico and El Norte. The
story is told thru the cell phone transmissions and recordings of
Hector, an Oaxacan illegal immigrant who along with fifteen others
have been sealed inside a water tanker truck. They have paid
“Coyotes” to smuggle them across the border and find themselves
inside the truck abandoned in the desert with no means of escape. As
Hector struggles to survive, the cellphone becomes his only hope of
getting his message of the immigrants desperate search for a better
life, human trafficking, and the misdeeds of multinational
corporations, out to the world. Those of you familiar with John's two
previous works of nonfiction “The Golden Spruce” and “The
Tiger” know his stories leap off the page and the suspense is
palpable. “The Jaguar's Children” will make you sweat.

“The Golden Spruce” is one of the top 5 best-selling books in the 28
year history of Port Book and News.


Event date: 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
2210 South Peabody Street
Carver Room, Port Angles Library
98362 Port Angeles
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ISBN: 9780544315495
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 27th, 2015

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