Werner J. Egli
208 Seiten, € 14,90 [D], € 15,40 [A]
If you live in a floodwater tunnel beneath the busy streets of Nogales, you don’t have much of a life. Your only chance is to get to the end of the tunnel – on the other side of the border.
In the mid-1990’s, Santiago Molina, a Tzotzil boy from Chiapas, sets out through Mexico to the two cities of Nogales separated by the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and Sonora. Leaving his childhood behind, the road he follows turns into a nightmare, leading him to the tunnels that harbor kids like Santiago, most of them without a future – but still with a dream.
„This classic style novel is an outstanding example of the new blend of fact and fiction. It was picked by our bi-lingual teenage reader as the best YA-novel he had ever read in
either German or English.”
London Book Fair
"Books like Tunnel Kids are especially important right now as immigration to the United States is becoming more of a flash point in political discourse and politics. Stories like this remind uns that most of the immigrants comming zo the US are seeking safety and a better life, not a free ride." - Heidi Komlofske-Rojek, San Francisco Book Review.