Red Line
216 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Release Date:25 Apr 2018
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Red Line

University of Texas Press

“At its best, Red Line can read like an original synthesis of Peter Matthiessen and William Burroughs . . . a brave and interesting book.”
—David Rieff, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Charles Bowden’s Red Line is a look at America through the window of the southwest. His vision is as nasty, peculiar, brutal, as it is intriguing and, perhaps, accurate. Bowden offers consciousness rather than consolation, but in order to do anything about our nightmares we must take a cold look and Red Line casts the coldest eye in recent memory.”
—Jim Harrison

Author of many acclaimed books about the American Southwest and US-Mexico border issues,
Charles Bowden (1945–2014) was a contributing editor for GQ, Harper’s, Esquire, and Mother
Jones and also wrote for the New York Times Book Review, High Country News, and Aperture.
His honors included a PEN First Amendment Award, Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, and
the Sidney Hillman Award for outstanding journalism that fosters social and economic
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