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If I die in Juárez

Author: Stella Pope Duarte
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2008.
Series: Camino del sol.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Duarte's latest novel is based on a string of real-life murders in Ciudad Jurez in the 1990s. Forced out of the house by her alcoholic mother, 13-year-old Evita takes to the streets, glimpsing newspaper columns about the murders, while struggling to survive. Petra, Evita's comely 19-year-old cousin, exchanges the country life for gritty Jurez to raise money for her ailing father. An acquaintance of Petra, Mayela, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Duarte, Stella Pope.
If I die in Juárez.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608682327
Online version:
Duarte, Stella Pope.
If I die in Juárez.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608991285
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stella Pope Duarte
ISBN: 9780816526673 0816526672 9780816524921 0816524920
OCLC Number: 145556075
Description: 328 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Camino del sol.
Responsibility: Stella Pope Duarte.
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Duarte's latest novel is based on a string of real-life murders in Ciudad Jurez in the 1990s. Forced out of the house by her alcoholic mother, 13-year-old Evita takes to the streets, glimpsing newspaper columns about the murders, while struggling to survive. Petra, Evita's comely 19-year-old cousin, exchanges the country life for gritty Jurez to raise money for her ailing father. An acquaintance of Petra, Mayela, a 12-year-old Tarahumara Indian, lives in an orphanage where her artistic talent is discovered.

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"Duarte's writing is laced with anguish and desperation and brings to life the grime and sleaze of Juarez." Publishers Weekly"Brilliantly and powerfully told by a superb storyteller and human rights Read more...

 
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Profound Topic, Flawed Execution, Terrible Conclusion

by robert_borneman (WorldCat user published 2009-03-24) Good Permalink

If I Die in Juarez: A novel by Stella Pope Duarte 

**** SPOILER ALERT - Plot Points and Ending Revealed***** 

Duarte's 2008 novel about the murders in Juarez illustrates both the advantages and liabilities of using...
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