Bowden, award-winning Tucson-based author and journalist reveals the story of the disintegration of Ciudad Juárez. Interweaving stories of the city's inhabitants-a raped beauty queen, a repentant hitman, a journalist fleeing for his life-with a broader meditation on the Mexican town's descent into anarchy.
The recipient of a Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Sidney Hillman Award, Charles Bowden is the critically acclaimed author of many books including Down by the River, A Shadow in the City, and Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing. He is a contributing editor of GQ and Mother Jones magazine, and also writes for other magazines such as Harper's Magazine, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and Aperture. Bowden lives in Tuscon, AZ.