DREAMLAND. The Way Out of Juarez. With Drawings by Alice Leora Briggs. Charles Bowden.

DREAMLAND. The Way Out of Juarez. With Drawings by Alice Leora Briggs

Austin: University of Texas Press, (2010). Alice Leora Briggs. First edition. Hardcover. Small 4to. This copy signed by Bowden and also the illustrator Alice Leora Briggs. What do you call a place where people are tortured and murdered and buried in the backyard of a nice, middle-class condo? Where the meanings of words such as "border" and "crime" and "justice" are emptying out into the streets and flowing down into the sewers? You call it Juarez, or, better yet, Dreamland. Realizing that merely reporting the facts cannot capture the massive disintegration of society that is happening along the border, Charles Bowden and Alice Leora Briggs use nonfiction and sgraffito drawings to depict the surreality that is Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. With the feel of a graphic novel, the look of an illuminated medieval manuscript, and the harshness of a police blotter, this book captures the routine brutality, resilient courage, and rapacious daily commerce along the U.S. - Mexico border. 165pp. A fine copy in dust jacket. Item #13281
ISBN: 9780292721234

Price: $150.00

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