Imperial

Imperial

Format
Paperback
Price
$35.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143118404
  • 1200 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

From the author of Europe Central, a journalistic tour de force along the Mexican-American border.

For generations of migrant workers, Imperial Country has held the promise of paradise and the reality of hell. It sprawls across a stirring accidental sea, across the deserts, date groves and labor camps of Southeastern California, right across the border into Mexico. In this eye-opening book, William T. Vollmann takes us deep into the heart of this haunted region, exploring polluted rivers and guarded factories and talking with everyone from Mexican migrant workers to border patrolmen. Teeming with patterns, facts, stories, people and hope, this is an epic study of an emblematic region.

Awards

National Book Critics Circle Awards – winner
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