September 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Caroline Warthen
The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu.
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. Driven to understand the hard realities of the landscape he loves, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners learn to
track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive. Plagued by a growing awareness of his complicity in a dehumanizing enterprise, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend
travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the full extent of the violence it wreaks, on both sides of the line
The International Book Club is open to all members of Upstate International and usually meets once a month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Guests are welcome to attend a meeting before being asked to join.   Click here for more information or to become a member.  For more information on the International Book Club please contact Caroline here.