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Saint Death

You will know from the title, Saint Death, that this will not be a comfortable read, but completely compelling, yes. Marcus Sedgewick uses the Mexican-US border for the setting of this powerful thriller. The main character teenage boy Arturo lives alone in Anapra a town right on the Mexico/US border. His daily life is one of survival, trying to avoid drug barons, people traffickers, gangs vying for control and power. His mother is long gone, he does not know where his father is, presumably dead while trying to escape across the border. Yet Arturo manages to see the good in the few friends and neighbours he knows. This is a story which is harder to read knowing how close it is to reality.

Posted on: 10th May 2018 at 10:10 am

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