The Permit that Never Expires: Migrant Tales from the Ozark Hills and the Mexican Highlands

The Permit that Never Expires Migrant Tales from the Ozark Hills and the Mexican Highlands Philip Garrison keeps his eyes and ears open And he also keeps an open mind It helps that he s bilingual because a lot of his neighbors these days speak Spanish and he likes to know what s on their m

  • Title: The Permit that Never Expires: Migrant Tales from the Ozark Hills and the Mexican Highlands
  • Author: Philip Garrison
  • ISBN: 9780816528318
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • Philip Garrison keeps his eyes and ears open And he also keeps an open mind It helps that he s bilingual, because a lot of his neighbors these days speak Spanish and he likes to know what s on their minds Like his epileptic friend Pera, who asks him to write a note in English to explain to her supervisor that she probably shouldn t be cooking on a grill in case she hasPhilip Garrison keeps his eyes and ears open And he also keeps an open mind It helps that he s bilingual, because a lot of his neighbors these days speak Spanish and he likes to know what s on their minds Like his epileptic friend Pera, who asks him to write a note in English to explain to her supervisor that she probably shouldn t be cooking on a grill in case she has a seizure and falls into the flames When Garrison asks her if she has a work permit, she replies, Bueno El que nunca vence The kind that never expires That s the sort of response he doesn t forget There is a river, Garrison writes, that runs from Oaxaca to British Columbia El flujo migratorio, he calls it The migratory flow But it isn t a conventional sort of river It is made of neither rock nor water nor wind but only of motion, of momentum And yet it is the most compelling feature in the entire U.S West, he claims Garrison has his feet planted firmly in the middle of this river of humanity, wondering why America is trying to build a wall along an actual river, the Rio Grande, to keep us separated from the mexicanos All borders, he writes, exist mostly in the imagination a point he proves decisively in this delightful book Garrison is an award winning writer and this book shows why Warm, witty, self deprecating, and charming the list could go on , this collection illuminates the lives of these migrants, whether at the local food bank in Ellensburg, Washington, in the streets of Michoac n, or everywhere in between.

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    1. Anyone who wants to understand Mexican immigration should read this book and it s a gripping read, for Garrison is at once stylish, unusually perceptive, wryly humorous, and, above all, both compassionate and deeply knowledgeable This is an astonishingly original and important work.


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