||In May 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, “the Devils highway.” Three years later, Luis Alberto Urrea wrote about what happened to them. The result was a national bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a “Book of the Year” in multiple newspapers, and a work proclaimed as a modern American classic.
“It makes what currently passes for our public debate over illegal immigration seem appallingly abstract and tin-eared. The Devil’s Highway isn’t just a great book, it’s a necessary one.” Jeff Salamon, Austin American-Statesman
The 2014 Back Bay Books paperback edition includes a new afterword and a Reading Group Guide. The book is also available in audio and ebook editions.