[PDF] ✩ The Far Away Brothers ✭ Lauren Markham – Chainnews.us

The Far Away Brothers The Deeply Reported Story Of Identical Twin Brothers Who Escape El Salvador S Violence To Build New Lives In California Fighting To Survive, To Stay, And To Belong.Growing Up In Rural El Salvador In The Wake Of The Civil War, Ernesto Flores Had Always Had A Fascination With The United States, The Faraway Land Of Skyscrapers And Nikes, While His Identical Twin, Raul, Never Felt That Northbound Tug But When Ernesto Ends Up On The Wrong Side Of The Region S Brutal Gangs He Is Forced To Flee The Country, And Raul, Because He Looks Just Like His Brother, Follows Close Behind Away From One Danger And Toward The Great American Unknown.In This Urgent Chronicle Of Contemporary Immigration, Journalist Lauren Markham Follows The Seventeen Year Old Flores Twins As They Make Their Harrowing Journey Across The Rio Grande And The Texas Desert, Into The Hands Of Immigration Authorities, And From There To Their Estranged Older Brother S Custody In Oakland, CA Soon These Unaccompanied Minors Are Navigating A New School In A New Language, Working To Pay Down Their Mounting Coyote Debt, And Facing Their Day In Immigration Court, While Also Encountering The Triumphs And Pitfalls Of Life As American Teenagers Girls, Grades, Facebook With Only Each Other For Support With Intimate Access And Breathtaking Range, Markham Offers A Coming Of Age Tale That Is Also A Nuanced Portrait Of Central America S Child Exodus, An Investigation Of U.S Immigration Policy, And An Unforgettable Testament To The Migrant Experience.

[PDF] ✩ The Far Away Brothers  ✭ Lauren Markham – Chainnews.us
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Far Away Brothers
  • Lauren Markham
  • 27 October 2017
  • 1101906189

10 thoughts on “The Far Away Brothers


  1. says:

    3.75 stars Publishing on 9 12 17Thank you to First to Read for this ARC in return for an honest review This is an immigration story The story of seventeen year old Raul and Ernesto Flores who fled from El Salvador to Texas in 2013 It tells of the harrowing experience of life in El Salvador for these twins with their uncle trying to kill them and what their 7000 each bought them in the illegal trip through Mexico and into the United States It tells of their reunion with a older...


  2. says:

    For those of us who live in comfortable surroundings in well ordered towns such as Berkeley, the day to day realities of life as experienced by undocumented migrants may be impossible to understand Most of what we know comes from news reports and occasional expos s about the efforts of the Trump Administration to expel what Right Wing politicians have insisted we call illegal immigrants In The Far Away Brothers, Berkeley journalist Lauren Markham brings the lived experience of two young Salv For those of us who live in comfortable surroundings in well ordered towns such as Berkeley, the day to day realities of life as experienced by undocumented migrants may be impossible to understand Most of what we know comes from news reports and occasional exp...


  3. says:

    To solve a problem one must understand what caused it and address its root causes That is a hard thing, requiring work and effort and creative thinking Why not just make the problem illegal We have been trying that and it does not seem to work Just say no to sex or drugs, prison sentences for drug possession, throwing a pregnant teenage daughter out of the house none of these ever solved anything.Illegal immigration has become the issue of the day under the present administration Migrants To solve a problem one must understand what caused it and address its root causes That is a hard thing,...


  4. says:

    This very timely story focuses on the travails of twin 17 year old brothers escaping from the gangs and violence of El Salvador to go north Their older brother their far away brother had crossed over about 7 years earlier and had managed to pay off the 6K that he owed to the coyote who accompanied him on the journey The price has gone up, and the twins each have to pay 6 7K Their large poor family can t raise that kind of money, so put up one of their plots of land as collateral The This very timely story focuses on the travails of twin 17 year old brothers escaping from the gangs and violence of El Salvador to go north Their older brother their far away brother had crossed over about 7 years earlier and had managed to pay off the 6K that he owed to the co...


  5. says:

    3.5 stars The Far Away Brothers is an account of the horrific life led by thousands in El Salvador It s about the issues and dangers lurking in and around the region and how the only option left for, what seems like, safety is to flee and make a new life for oneself on an alien land But does fleeing put an end to the miseries Families are left separated and broken They are forced to face injustice and ill treatment towards their kin and themselves The area, ruled by gangs, has only violenc 3.5 stars The Far Away Brothers is an account of the horrific life led by thousands in El Salvador It s about the issues and dangers lurking in and around the region and how the...


  6. says:

    It s an interesting story the only reason I kept reading , but the writing was very bad 3 things annoyed me the most Way too much unimportant statistics made it seem like a research paper, at times No ending at all Too many unnecessary boring dialogs, details etc


  7. says:

    Illegal immigration and border control has recently been a hot topic in the U.S The influx of undocumented and unaccompanied minors has increased What are these children risking and enduring to come to the U.S Markham has given us a human element to add to the discussion.Markham has recreated the story of teen El Salvadoran twins who came into the U.S illegally We find out about the civil war in that country, gang violence, the pressure to join a gang, and the kidnappings for ransom We fi Illegal immigration and border control has recently been a hot topic in the U.S The influx of undocumented and unaccompanied minors has increased What are these children risking and enduring to come to the U.S Markham has given us a human element to add to the discussion.Markham has recreated the story of teen El Salvadoran twins who came into the U.S illegally We find out ab...


  8. says:

    I really enjoyed this book It is a well told story that weaves a narrative of two brothers into the larger picture of the unaccompanied minor crisis from The Norther Triangle, and El Salvadorspecifically I really felt connected to the story and that I w...


  9. says:

    America, sing me a dream,how you kissed The Flag and let out a scream.Same old immigrant tale,turnstile through INS, brand new experiences, in awe, the pull between old and new countries,it ends badly, heroically, all of it unremembered.,brothers they ghost, ghosting.Chris Roberts, God Today


  10. says:

    This novel tells the journey of immigration from El Salvador, for three older sons of the Flores family It goes into details of why they had to send their first son and then following him a few years later, their twin sons It gives details of a country in economic and political turmoil overrun by gang violence This was my first Blogging for Books novel that was sent to me from Crown Publishers I was excited to read it because they asked me, and I wanted to trydocumentary type books and This novel tells the journey of immigration from El Salvador, for three older sons of the Flores family It goes into details of why they had to send their first son and then following him a few years later, their twin sons It gives details of a country in economic and political turmoil overrun by gang violence This was my first Blogging for Books novel that was sent to me from Crown Publishers I was excited to read it because they asked me, and I wanted to trydocumentary type books and this one appealed to me because of the journey and intrigue surrounding immigration into the United States Especially with the conflict from Mr Trump and his WALL The main story is about the twins, 17 year old Ernesto and Raul and their struggle through...

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