Life in the raw on an inhospitable borderline

Cantú’s book – half memoir, half meditation – implants itself in your mind

25th March, 2018
US agents arresting would-be Mexican immigrants on the borderGETTY

Non-fiction: The Line Becomes a River, By Francisco Cantú , Bodley Head, €16.15

While Europe grapples with the seemingly insurmountable problem of how to make an arbitrary and meandering border between two parts of Ireland as seamless and invisible as possible, the US – or the US president – obsesses with trying to do the opposite and construct a wall along the Mexican border that stretches for 2,000 miles across parched deserts and...

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