A Study of The Crossing by Ruben Martinez Page 1 ..
In Crossing Over, Ruben Martinez puts a human face on the phenomenon as he follows the exodus of the Chavez clan, an extended Mexican family with the grim distinction of having lost three sons in a tragic border incident. Martinez charts the migrants progress from their small southern-Mexican town of Cheran through the harrowing underground railroad, to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California, and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin. He reveals the effects of emigration on the family left behind and offers a powerful portrait of migrant culture. (#6774)
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Review of Ruben Martinez, Crossing Over: A Family on the Migrant Trail, Boston Review, February-March 2002. 62-63. Martinez’s book offers an insightful look at the lives of Mexican migrants — and a vivid portrayal of how globalization works on the human scale, in small-towns of both Mexico and the US. See my review at:
In Crossing Over by Ruben Martinez, the fancy shoes and clothes that come from America captivate many young Mexicans that cannot wait to go cross the border themselves.