The Line Becomes a River - Part 3, Section 2, pages 176 – 190 Summary & Analysis

Francisco Cantú
This Study Guide consists of approximately 68 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Line Becomes a River.
This section contains 1,316 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Line Becomes a River Study Guide

Summary

One day, Jose does not show up for work. The author learns from the manager of the shopping center (Diane) that Jose has gone back to Oaxaca to be with his ill mother. A couple of weeks later, he is told that Jose has had to stay in Mexico to sort out his mother’s estate after her death. A short time afterwards, the author learns that Jose is having difficulty getting back across the border – he does not, Diane says, have papers. The author tries to find out how to get hold of him, already starting to worry about Jose trying to cross the border on his own in summer and recalling some of the bodies of summer crossers that he saw while working for the border patrol.

The author learns from Jose’s wife Lupe that Jose has been detained...

(read more from the Part 3, Section 2, pages 176 – 190 Summary)

This section contains 1,316 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Line Becomes a River Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Line Becomes a River from BookRags. (c)2021 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.