Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields
Bowden, Charles , Julian Cardona [Photographs](illus.)
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Nation Books
Date Published: 2010
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 45493
320pp. Octavo [24cm] Black boards. Fine in like jacket. Signed by both the author and the photographer.
Ciudad Juárez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border city, it now resembles a failed state—in 2008 alone, 1,607 people were murdered.In Murder City, award-winning author Charles Bowden has written an extraordinary account of what happens when a city collapses into violence. Interweaving stories of its inhabitants—a raped beauty queen, a repentant hitman, a journalist fleeing for his life—with a broader meditation on the town's descent into anarchy, Bowden reveals how Juárez's culture of violence will not only worsen, but inevitably spread north. Heartbreaking, disturbing and unforgettable, Murder City establishes Bowden as one of our leading writers working at the height of his powers.