Ted Conover's "Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens"

Ted Conover's "Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens"

Author: 
Ted Conover
Book Excerpt: 
"I met my first 'illegal alien' while researching an earlier book on American railroad tramps. Both of us were sneaking through the Southern Pacific yards of Bakersfiled, California, having ridden into town on different freights. When he appeared between two boxcars and asked me simply, 'Mission?' I knew we were looking for the same thing, the local rescue mission, the 'Jesus Saves.' My Spanish then was not great, but we could communicate; and , over the next couple of days, Enrique Jarra and I became friends. . . ."
Year of Publication: 
Tue, 1981-09-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, Ted Conover
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
Vintage Departures Original (Random House)