El Gavilan

El Gavilan

eBook - 2011
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"As sobering and as urgent as tomorrow's headlines, this searing novel traces the struggle of the residents of fictional New Austin, Ohio, to cope with out-of-control illegal Latino immigrants. McDonald deftly balances his 'now' against the 'then' backstory as he dissects one of America's most tormenting social problems." --Publisher's Weekly, starred review
The news is full of it: escalating tensions from illegal immigration; headless bodies hanging off bridges and bounties placed on lawmen on both sides of the border. New Austin, Ohio, is a town grappling with waves of undocumented workers who exert tremendous pressure on schools, police and city services. In the midst of the turmoil, three very different kinds of cops scramble to maintain control and impose order. But the rape-murder of a Mexican-American woman triggers a brutal chain of events that threatens to leave no survivors. El Gavilan is a novel of shifting alliances and whiplash switchbacks. Families are divided and careers and lives threatened. Friendships and ideals are tested and budding love affairs challenged. With its topical themes, shades-of-gray characters and dark canvas, El Gavilan is a novel for our charged times.
Publisher: [Cincinnati, Ohio] : F+W Media, 2011
ISBN: 9781440531927
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (432 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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athena14
Dec 24, 2011

Anglo men and Latina women. Latina women and Anglo men. That's all McDonald writes of. Why not the reverse? And is no one gay in New Austin?

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