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Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of eleven books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, most recently the novel The Hummingbird’s Daughter (Little, Brown, 2005). He was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for The Devil’s Highway: A True Story, which was also named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times.


Walking Backward in the Dark

  So, the jury says, once upon a time you fed the poor. You couldn’t see the ground for the wreckage. If the women had dysentery behind their sheds the earth turned green and red and yellow and you couldn’t tell what was food and what wa [...]