Hardcover. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 426 pages. 0.635. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: The news is full of it: escalating tensions from illegal immigration; headless bodies hanging off bridges and bounties placed on lawmen on both sides of the border. New Austin, Ohio, is a town grappling with waves of undocumented workers who exert tremendous pressure on schools, police and city services. In the midst of the turmoil, three very different kinds of cops scramble to maintain control and impose order.
But the rape-murder of a Mexican-American woman triggers a brutal chain of events that threatens to leave no survivors. El Gavilan is a novel of shifting alliances and whiplash switchbacks. Families are divided and careers and lives threatened. Friendships and ideals are tested and budding love affairs challenged. With its topical themes, shades-of-gray characters and dark canvas, El Gavilan is a novel for our charged times.
From Booklist: Ohio is a long way from the Mexican border, but El Gavilan was inspired by real events in a rural area of that state. The novel tells the story of a sudden influx of illegal immigrants; a spike in violent crime; the appearance of street gangs; and stresses on schools, policing, and other services. McDonald uses three lenses for the story: different police chiefs who span an ethical continuum from respectful law enforcement to murderous thuggery. When a brutal rape-murder follows an apartment-building fire made lethal because of the language barrier between victims and firefighters, two of the cops face a flashpoint that might overwhelm everyone in the region. El Gavilan is a big and broad story, and McDonald effectively uses a just-the-facts-ma’am narrative, fleshing out primary characters via flashbacks. It’s also an evenhanded story that begins with desperate families making a dangerous journey to an uncertain future. Crime fans will find much to like, and readers unfamiliar with the complexities of the issue will be engaged and informed. --Thomas Gaughan
Título: El Gavilan (Hardcover)
Condición del libro: New
Descripción Tyrus Books, 2011. Estado de conservación: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP80336288
Descripción Gallery Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Nº de ref. de la librería 2740008678
Descripción Tyrus Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1440531943 Little edge wear. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1440531943Z2
Descripción Tyrus Books, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A., 2011. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. Very light edge wear. Great copy with tight binding and clean pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 055464
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Book Condition: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97814405319414.0
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97814405319413.0
Descripción Tyrus Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1440531943. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1440531943ZN
Descripción Gallery Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1440531943. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1440531943ZN
Descripción Gallery Books 2011-12-18, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition. 1440531943. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1440531943ZN
Descripción Simon and Schuster. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 1440531943