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Murder City : Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields

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Ciudad Juarez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border town, it now resembles a failed state. Infamously known as the place where women disappear, its murder rate exceeds that of Baghdad or Mogadishu. In Murder City , Charles Bowden has written an extraordinary account of what happens when a city disintegrates. Interweaving stories of its inhabitants- a raped beauty queen, a repentant hit man, a journalist fleeing for his life- with a broader meditation on the town's descent into anarchy, Bowden reveals how Juarez's culture of violence will not only worsen but inevitably spread north.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 408.23g
  • Avalon Publishing Group
  • Nation Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • b/w photos
  • 1568586450
  • 9781568586458
  • 232,928

About Charles Bowden

Charles Bowden is a contributing editor for GQ and Mother Jones; he also writes for Harper's, the New York Times Book Review, and Esquire. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.show more

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