Saint Death

Saint Death

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Arturo scrapes by living in Anapra living odd jobs and staying out of sight. His friend Faustino joined one of the drug gangs. He stole money form the gang to send his girlfriend and her baby into the U.S. -- and he wants Arturo's help replacing the money before the gang kills him. Looming over Arturo's story, and Juarez itself, is Santa Muerte -- Saint Death, watching impassively as people in the border town struggle in the face of a vicious drug trade, dangerous trafficking, corruption, and income inequality.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781626725492
1626725497
Branch Call Number: y SEDGWICK 2017
Characteristics: 227 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: St. Death

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multcolib_susannel Aug 08, 2017

Arturo survives by his card playing skills and maintaining a low profile. But when Faustino asks him to gamble enough to repay the local drug lord, they decide to ask for help from Saint Death.


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Oct 29, 2017

Though filed under YA, this book tackles some very adult themes like globalization, immigration, and drug cartels. The author is British but captures the Mexico setting well and it works both as a gripping adventure and as a critique of certain political positions and neoliberal ideologies.

multcolib_susannel Aug 08, 2017

Arturo survives by his card playing skills and maintaining a low profile. But when Faustino asks him to gamble enough to repay the local drug lord, they decide to ask for help from Saint Death.

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AL_JESSICA May 22, 2017

"We all have a deep desire, a deep need, to ignore what is happening here. We do so in order that we can go on, day after day, but this is our future we are so very keen not to look at, and it rolls towards us, regardless of whether we choose to look away."

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