This is journalist Sam Quinones' classic collection of nonfiction tales about Mexican immigrants, the border, and more.
A dazzling follow-up to his cult classic, True Tales from Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx. Quinones chronicles the tale of the Tomato King, of a high-school soccer season in Kansas, and of Mexican corruption in an L.A. County town.
A cult classic of a book from Mexico’s vital margins – stories of drag queens and Oaxacan Indian basketball players, popsicle makers and telenovela stars, migrants, farm workers, a slum boss, slain narcoballadeer Chalino Sanchez, a lynching, and a doomed tough guy. From Sam Quinones - one of the great contemporary reporters out of Mexico, the border, and the immigrant diaspora.