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Stella Pope Duarte Author- IF I DIE IN JUAREZ, unsolved murders of young women

      IF I DIE IN JUAREZ

      by Stella Pope Duarte       University of Arizona Press

      “The unsolved murders and mutilations of young women in Jurez, Mexico, form the backdrop of Duarte’s novel of three teenage girls who stake their lives and hopes of work in the streets and maquiladoras along the U.S-Mexico border.  Even as the plot veers into melodrama, Duarte writes with passionate authority about the culture of machismo and ecomic desperation that perpetuate horrendous violence against women, and the political climate on both sides of the border that allows it to continue.”- Bruce Dinges

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