Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant
Author: Ramon T. Perez, Dick J. Reavis
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Arte Público Press
Release Date: September 08, 2011
Ramón "Tianguis" Perez, an undocumented worker from a small town in Oaxaca, depicts his life over a period of several years in the United States in the mid-1980s, ending with his return to Mexico after the passage of the Simpson-Rodino immigration law.
When he tells of crossing the border under the watchful eye of the guides who take illegals into the U.S., the book resembles a Jim Thompson thriller--a nicely observed narrative recounted in a flat, amoral tone, casually littered with atmospheric detail from the seamy underside.