Hunting Season

Paperback $18.00

Oct 07, 2014 | 264 Pages

Hardcover $24.95

Oct 15, 2013 | 264 Pages

Ebook $26.95

Oct 15, 2013 | 264 Pages

  • Paperback $18.00

    Oct 07, 2014 | 264 Pages

  • Hardcover $24.95

    Oct 15, 2013 | 264 Pages

  • Ebook $26.95

    Oct 15, 2013 | 264 Pages

Praise

“Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ojito achieves another award-worthy feat, this time for her treatment of the minefield issue of immigration.”
Booklist, starred review

“An in-depth look at the entwined issues of racism and anti-immigration sentiment.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Aptly captures a town’s struggle to reconcile its lilywhite past with its increasingly diverse present.”
Mother Jones

Hunting Season provides a stunningly fair vision of what immigration from Latin America has meant for pockets of the suburban United States.”
Columbia Journalism Review

“An account that is as unflinching as it is important. Both an incisive reconstruction of a heartbreaking murder and an unsparing diagnosis of a national malady … with Hunting Season Ojito has done truth an invaluable service. Extraordinary.”
—Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“Mirta Ojito tells a powerful story, connecting us with the real-life people who are all too often left out of the immigration debate. This book should be required reading in any community grappling with the issues of immigration, which often remain abstract and divisive.… Masterfully written, imbued with a deep, compassionate, and healing intelligence.”
—Julia Alvarez, author of A Wedding in Haiti

“Compelling and complex … Told with the authority of a much-respected journalist, whose own experience as an immigrant lends this book the depth, insights, and poignancy that only someone of her experience can convincingly—and rightfully—convey.”
—Oscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

“Through a powerful and true story, Hunting Season brings to life how an all-American town confronts immigration. This book reveals not only the shortcomings of our immigration system but also reminds us how we might think of each other and how we treat all of our neighbors, whether or not they look like us. This is our human story.”
—Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore

“With the hyperbolic rhetoric of immigration spewing from every medium, we forget that there are dreams on either side of the divide that has cleaved United States society and threatens our sense of self. Respected journalist Mirta Ojito writes about immigration from the perspective of those who have lived it: from the Italian-descendant mayor of Patchogue to a naturalized waiter from Colombia, from undocumented Ecuadorean laborers to teenagers pumped on adrenaline with not enough to do on a fall night—to heartbroken parents on two continents. This is an important book. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Esmeralda Santiago, author of When I Was Puerto Rican


From the Hardcover edition.

Table Of Contents

Contents
 
Author’s Note · xi
 
PROLOGUE · 1
 
CHAPTER 1
A Bloody Knife · 15
 
CHAPTER 2
Painted Birds in the Air · 27
 
CHAPTER 3
Welcome to Patchogue · 43
 
CHAPTER 4
Not in My Backyard · 58
 
CHAPTER 5
Beaner Jumping · 79
 
CHAPTER 6
Unwanted · 105
 
CHAPTER 7
A Murder in the Suburbs · 118
 
CHAPTER 8
A Torn Community · 139
 
CHAPTER 9
A Little Piece of Heaven · 167
 
CHAPTER 10
Trial and Punishment · 188
 
EPILOGUE · 206
 
Acknowledgments · 227
Notes · 230
Bibliography · 250

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