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Y and Raul because he looks just like his brother follows close behind away from one danger and toward the great American unknownIn this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration journalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen year old Flores twins as they make their harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert into the hands of immigration authorities and from there to their estranged older brother's custody in Oakland CA Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating a This story deserves so much attention that it has gotten Lauren Markham was working in a California school when she came across the Flores twins names were changed who found themselves forced to leave their piece of rural El Salvador because a local gangster a relative in fact turned against them She has a fine sense of the deep and varied emotions they and their relatives felt in the United States and El Salvador of the strange and often cruel intricacies of the American asylum system of the pain that being poor in either country imposes on a family especially among members who may never see each other again Her portraits of family members and places in both countries sound authentic the piety and devotion of the parents the raging emotions hormones and devotion to social media which gets them in great trouble of the younger members the enormous pressure of gangs place on boys in El Salvador the desperate unrealistic reliance of the poor relations in the old country on the less poor children who have made it across The Flores twins have at least a route to staying in the country having arrived barely as minors while an older brother having worked diligently for years has none The most gripping portion of the book is the recounting of the twins journey to the United States which is many of the themes that migrants often suffer but do not always care to reveal than the deprivation the hunger the thirst the shoes and clothes that fall apart on the way the corpses but the violence 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The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California fighting to survive to stay and to belongGrowing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes while his identical twin Raul never felt that northbound tug But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs he is forced to flee the countr Another timely read Two seventeen years old young men twins from ElSalvador part of a large rather poor family find they are in danger marked for death Gangs are notorious one joins or one lives in fear Hiding in their house is only a temporary answer Their older brother is already illegally in the states now the twins must join himThis book does an admirable job showing the danger those coming here face in their travels In the detention centers and in trying to achieve s legal status Already own g large sums of money to the coyotes who brought them here they need money for lawyers The author also dispels many of the false narratives that surround these immigrants What exactly they get by our government what services they may avail themselves of and the difficulty not living in a country where you are not wantedWe learn of their lives here their struggles coming to terms with the fact that they would never again be together with their entire family Working going to school trying to send money home to their struggling family and to pay off their debt A heavy burden for these young men who are not alone in this uandaryIn alternating chapters we learn of the situation in El Salvador political violence and the dates of their family remaining in that country Well done thought provoking hearing from the other side if you willNarrated wonderfully by Cassandra Campbell

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New school in a new language working to pay down their mounting coyote debt and facing their day in immigration court while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers girls grades Facebook with only each other for support With intimate access and breathtaking range Markham offers a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus an investigation of US immigration policy and an unforgettable testament to the migrant experien It s an interesting story the only reason I kept reading but the writing was very bad 3 things annoyed me the most Way too much unimportant statistics made it seem like a research paper at times No ending at all Too many unnecessary boring dialogs details etc


10 thoughts on “The Far Away Brothers Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life

  1. says:

    Another timely read Two seventeen years old young men twins from ElSalvador part of a large rather poor family find they are in danger marked for death Gangs are notorious one joins or one lives in fear Hiding in their house is only a temporary answer Their older brother is already illegally in the states now the twins must join himThis book does an admirable job showing the danger those coming here face in th

  2. says:

    I REALLY like this book It is informative about the situation in El Salvador about unaccompanied migrant minors in the US and is also remarkably well written The author is a journalist a reporter and an author S

  3. says:

    375 stars Publishing on 91217Thank you to First to Read for this ARC in return for an honest review This is an immigration story The story of seventeen year old Raul and Ernesto Flores who fled from El Salvador to Texas in 2013 It t

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    To solve a problem one must understand what caused it and address its root causes That is a hard thing reuiring work and effort and cr

  5. says:

    For those of us who live in comfortable surroundings in well ordered towns such as Berkeley the day to day realities of life as experienced by

  6. says:

    This story deserves so much attention that it has gotten Lauren Markham was working in a California school when she came across the F

  7. says:

    This very timely story focuses on the travails of twin 17 year old brothers escaping from the gangs and violence of El Salvador to go north Their older brother their far away brother had crossed over about 7 years earlier and had managed to pay off the 6K that he owed to the coyote who accompanied him on the journey The price has gone up and the twins each have to pay 6 7K Their large poor family can't raise that kind of money s

  8. says:

    It's an interesting story the only reason I kept reading but the writing was very bad 3 things annoyed me the most Way too much unimportant statistics made it seem like a research paper at times No ending at all Too many

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    Thanks to Crown Publishing for this free review copyHeartbreaking Timely Reuired reading for anyone looking to better understand the reasons t

  10. says:

    35 starsThe Far Away Brothers is an account of the horrific life led by thousands in El Salvador It's about the issues and dangers lurking in and around the region and how the only option left for what seems like safety is t

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