The Devil's Highway - Part 3, Chapters 13 - 14 Summary & Analysis

Urrea, Luis Alberto
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In Chapter Thirteen, “The Trees and the Sun,” some of the men try to light a fire to attract attention and help. Men are clearly dying. 16-year-old Edgar Martinez, sick, separates from the group and is left to die: “He reached a point registered on GPS coordinates as N. 32.21.85/W.113.18.93. He fell again. He closed his eyes. He didn’t rise. He lay there for the length of the next day, lost in a delirium no one can even imagine, burning and burning” (165). The men could not tell who exactly was dying. Reymundo Sr. holds his son as he dies, then dies himself. About Reymundo Sr.’s death, Urrea notes that, “Some of the men said he took the American money he had saved for their trip and tore it into small bits” (167). Julian Ambros Malaga was also, Urrea writes, “said to...

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