Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother

By | February 6, 2018
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother Author Sonia Nazario
ISBN-10 0812971787
ISBN-13 9780812971781
Year 2007-01-02
Pages 299
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword photos of Enrique and his family an author interview and morethe definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes one for feature writing and another for feature photography this page turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject Enriques Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States Braving unimaginable peril often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs bandits and corrupt cops But he pushes forward relying on his wit courage hope and the kindness of strangers As Isabel Allende writes This is a twenty first century Odyssey If you are going to read only one nonfiction book this year it has to be this one Look for special features inside Join the Random House Readers Circle for author chats and more Magnificent Enriques Journey is about love Its about family Its about home The Washington Post Book World A searing report from the immigration frontlines as harrowing as it is heartbreaking People four stars Stunning As an adventure narrative alone Enriques Journey is a worthy read Nazarios impressive piece of reporting turns the current immigration controversy from a political story into a personal one Entertainment Weekly Gripping and harrowing a story begging to be told The Christian Science Monitor A prodigious feat of reporting Sonia Nazario is amazingly thorough and intrepid Newsday

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