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So Far from God by Patrick Marnham - First - 1985 - from Revue & Revalued Books  and Biblio.co.uk

So Far from God: A Journey to Central America

by Patrick Marnham

Condition: Very Good+/Very Good


This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The dust jacket has very little wear, with the exception of the top spine area. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings.

"The first group of Mexican citizens I saw were stumbling up the slope from the border, trying to keep their feet in the glutinous mud of southern California and hoping to avoid the United States Border Patrol. It was a moonless night and raining heavily. They chose a track which led directly towards the Patrol Supervisor's pick-up. He had been watching them through his night-glasses for some minutes, enjoying the contrast between the warmth of his seat and the weather they were struggling with. He flicked on his headlights and the Mexicans just walked quietly up the beam. There were four of them, men of three generations, from Sinaloa, a state of Mexico 650 miles to the south. They were farm laborers looking for work. They were true wetbacks, soaked to the skin...." - Chapter One from So Far from God




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