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The Jaguar's Children

John Vaillant

From the best-selling author of The Tiger and The Golden Spruce, this debut novel is a gripping survival story of a young man trapped, perhaps fatally, during a border crossing. Hector is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passengers' money for a mechanic and have not returned. Those left behind have no choice but to wait. Hector finds a name in his friend Cesar's phone. AnniMac. A name with an American number. He must reach her, both for rescue and to pass along the message Cesar has come so far to deliver. But are his messages going through? Over four days, as water and food run low, Hector tells how he came to this desperate place. His story takes us from Oaxaca - its rich culture, its rapid change - to the dangers of the border. It exposes the tangled ties between Mexico and El Norte - land of promise and opportunity, homewrecker and unreliable friend. And it reminds us of the power of storytelling and the power of hope, as Hector fights to ensure his message makes it out of the truck and into the world. Both an outstanding suspense novel and an arresting window into the relationship between two great cultures, The Jaguar's Children shows how deeply interconnected all of us, always, are.

From the best-selling author of The Tiger and The Golden Spruce, this debut novel is a gripping survival story of a young man trapped, perhaps fatally, during a border crossing. Hector is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passengers' money for a mechanic and have not returned. Those left behind have no choice but to wait. Hector finds a name in his friend Cesar's phone. AnniMac. A name with an American number. He must reach her, both for rescue and to pass along the message Cesar has come so far to deliver. But are his messages going through? Over four days, as water and food run low, Hector tells how he came to this desperate place. His story takes us from Oaxaca - its rich culture, its rapid change - to the dangers of the border. It exposes the tangled ties between Mexico and El Norte - land of promise and opportunity, homewrecker and unreliable friend. And it reminds us of the power of storytelling and the power of hope, as Hector fights to ensure his message makes it out of the truck and into the world. Both an outstanding suspense novel and an arresting window into the relationship between two great cultures, The Jaguar's Children shows how deeply interconnected all of us, always, are.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From the best-selling author of The Tiger and The Golden Spruce, this debut novel is a gripping survival story of a young man trapped, perhaps fatally, during a border crossing. Hector is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passengers' money for a mechanic and have not returned. Those left behind have no choice but to wait. Hector finds a name in his friend Cesar's phone. AnniMac. A name with an American number. He must reach her, both for rescue and to pass along the message Cesar has come so far to deliver. But are his messages going through? Over four days, as water and food run low, Hector tells how he came to this desperate place. His story takes us from Oaxaca - its rich culture, its rapid change - to the dangers of the border. It exposes the tangled ties between Mexico and El Norte - land of promise and opportunity, homewrecker and unreliable friend. And it reminds us of the power of storytelling and the power of hope, as Hector fights to ensure his message makes it out of the truck and into the world. Both an outstanding suspense novel and an arresting window into the relationship between two great cultures, The Jaguar's Children shows how deeply interconnected all of us, always, are.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ozzie Rodriguez, David H. Lawrence XVII

Length:

9h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:20


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:35


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:01


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:20


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:50


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:26


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:31


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:44


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:56


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:23


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:40


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:27