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Tell Me How It Ends

(2017)
A non fiction book by

 
 
A searing, enlightening polemic about the tens of thousands of unaccompanied Mexican and Central American children arriving in the US without papers.

'It is not even the American dream they pursue, but rather a more modest aspiration: to wake up from the nightmare into which they were born.'

Why did you come to the USA?

When a child migrant arrives in the US all alone, this is the first question he or she will be asked.

It's the beginning of an official interview of 40 questions used by the federal immigration court in New York City, where Valeria Luiselli works as a volunteer interpreter for the tens of thousands of children from Mexico and Central America being detained at the US border.

But nothing is ever that simple. The children's stories are always shuffled, stuttered, always shattered beyond the repair of a narrative order. The problem with trying to tell their story is that it has no beginning, no middle, and no end....



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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: TELL ME HOW IT ENDS: An Essay in Forty Questions
Author(s): Luiselli
ISBN: 0-00-827192-5 / 978-0-00-827192-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
ISBN: 1-56689-495-6 / 978-1-56689-495-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Availability: Amazon CA