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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Summer 2019

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Cuatro amigos, dos países y el destino de la gran migración mexicana
By (author): Alfredo Corchado
9780525566908 Paperback, Trade Spanish General Trade POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Immigration Sep 24, 2019
$24.00 CAD
Active 5.14 x 7.99 x 0.81 in 400 pages Vintage Español Vintage Espanol
From prizewinning journalist and immigration expert Alfredo Corchado comes the sweeping story of the great Mexican migration from the late 1980s to today.

[English edition: Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration by Alfredo Corchado / 9781632865540 (Bloomsbury Publishing, 06/05/2018)]

When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared Mexican roots and their love of tequila. One was a radical activist, another a restaurant/tequila entrepreneur, the third a lawyer/politician. Alfredo himself was a young reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

Patrias merges the political and the personal, telling the story of the last great Mexican migration through the eyes of four friends at a time when the Mexican population in the United States swelled from 700,000 people during the 1970s to more than 35 million people today. It is the narrative of the United States in a painful economic and political transition.

RELEVANT AND TIMELY: Patrias is a must-read to understand the past and future of the immigrant story in the United States, and the role of Mexicans in shaping America’s history. A deeply moving book full of colorful characters searching for home, it is essential reading.

ENGLISH EDITION: Homelands was published earlier this year by Bloomsbury Publishing and has been extremely well received by the international media.

PROMINENT JOURNALIST: Alfredo Corchado is a Mexican-American journalist and a correspondent for The Dallas Morning News in Mexico City. His writing is raw and his descriptions paint a vivid picture of Mexico.

MEXICAN POPULATION IN THE U.S.: With over thirty million Americans of Mexican descent, the United States is home to the second largest Mexican community after Mexico. This book has the potential to reach a huge market.

Alfredo Corchado is the México Border correspondent for The Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico (Medianoche en Mexico). He is a Nieman, Lannan, USMEX, Woodrow Wilson, and Rockefeller fellow and the winner of the Maria Moors Cabot and Elijah Parish Lovejoy Awards for Courage in Journalism. Corchado lives in Mexico City but calls the border home.

Author Residence: Mexico City, Mexico

Author Hometown: Durango, Mexico

Publicity: Targeted mailing of final books to Spanish media, especially newspapers and magazines

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Praise for Patrias:

“Timely…his book explains broad trends with engaging ease. He shows that the early movement out of Mexico was driven by environmental rather than strictly economic forces—Corchado’s family was fleeing drought—and that more recent migrants have been more concerned with finding safety than fleeing poverty.” - Washington Post

“In Homelands [Corchado] recounts his experiences and those of three friends—altogether, three Mexicans and an American of Mexican descent—as they grapple with having two countries to call home…It eloquently chronicles the effects of the North American Free-Trade Agreement between Mexico, America and Canada, the militarisation of the border after the attacks of September 11th 2001 and Mr Trump’s victory.” - The Economist

“A mix of memoir and deep research into various Mexican and American political immigration issues, exploring complications of life on both sides of the border…An affecting, timely book.” - Kirkus Reviews

“In addition to providing historical context for the current debate on immigration, this book is a timely and personal meditation on the concept of ’migrant’ in the United States.” - Publishers Weekly

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