Francisco Cantú



Keith Marroquin

Francisco Cantú was an agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012, working in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. A former Fulbright fellow, he is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a 2017 Whiting Award, and a 2018 Art for Justice fellowship. His writing and translations have been featured in The New York Times, Best American Essays, Harper's, and Guernica, as well as on This American Life. His most recent work is "The Line Becomes the River." He lives in Tucson and coordinates the Southwest Field Studies in Writing Program at the University of Arizona.

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Book:
The Line Becomes a River
Dispatches from the Border
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Penguin
February 2019
ISBN 9780735217737
Paperback, 288 pages
$17.00, OUTOFSTOCK
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For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. More/less

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