The Beast

Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail

by Oscar Martinez

The Beast

Hardcover, 267 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $26.95 | purchase

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Book Summary

For two years, Óscar Martínez traveled up and down the migrant trail from Central America to the United States. In this book he tells the story of that perilous journey — embarked on by hundreds of thousands of people each year. Translated by Daniela Maria Ugaz and John Washington.

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Migrants ride the trains known as "la bestia," or "the beast," during their journey through Mexico to reach the U.S. border.

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