Devil's Highway Book Summary

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Devil’s Highway Summary Urrea, Luis Alberto. The Devil's Highway . 2004. New York City: Little, Brown and Company, 2005. Luis Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway is a book about illegal immigration. Rather than choose a typical standpoint in explaining the problems dealing with controlling immigration, Urrea describes what it is like to go on that dangerous journey to the United States as an alien. He mentions in great detail the trauma and high hopes that go hand-in- hand with making that long trip across the border. Urrea wrote the book in a unique way; he makes the reader feel as if they too are alone. Split into four parts, his story has a creative technique of grasping the reader and placing him in the story alongside the other walkers. The first part of Urrea’s story puts the reader in an uncomftorable and unfamiliar zone. It serves the purpose of Reading about such a terrifying area where “La Llorona” and “the dreaded Chupacabras” linger and haunt people shocks Urrea’s audience (6). The horrifying description of such a place is just one of the ways the audience feels out of
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This essay was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course RHE 306 taught by Professor Alyea during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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