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At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jim?nez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. In the months and years that follow, Francisco, his mother and father, and his seven brothers and sister not only struggle to keep their family together, but also face crushing poverty, long hours of labor, and blatant prejudice. How they sustain their hope, their goodheartedness, and tenacity is revealed in this moving sequel to The Circuit. Without bitterness or sentimentality, Francisco Jim?nez finishes telling the story of his youth.
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Francisco Jiménez (born June 29, 1943 in Tlaquepaque, Mexico) is a Mexican-American writer, and a professor at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.