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The Hollywood Kid: The Violent Life and Violent Death of an Ms-13 Hitman
 

The Hollywood Kid: The Violent Life and Violent Death of an Ms-13 Hitman (Hardback)

By Martinez, Oscar
By Martinez, Juan
Translated by Washington, John B.
Translated by Ugaz, Daniela

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The made-in-America life and death of a Salvadoran gangster As a boy, Miguel ngel Tobar fled a small town in El Salvador torn apart by warring guerillas and US-backed death squads. As a teen in Los Angeles, he fought discrimination and beatings by joining a gang--MS-13. By the ti...me the US deported him to San Salvador, The Hollywood Kid joined a wave of thousands of US-bred gangsters, whose violence--in concert with corrupt offiicals--have in turn helped propel new waves of refugees. The incomparable Salvadoran journalist Oscar Martinez got to know the Hollywood Kid and met with him as he first turned on MS-13, killing gang members, and then in turn was assassinated by other gang members. In intensely vivid scenes, Martinez and his anthropologist brother Juan tell the story of a violent life and death--and of the geopolitical forces that propelled a country into becoming one of the most violent on earth.
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ISBN 9781786634931
Released AU 31 Mar 2020
Publisher Verso Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781786634931
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Verso Books
Imprint Verso Books
Released 31 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Martinez, Oscar
By Martinez, Juan
Translated by Washington, John B.
Translated by Ugaz, Daniela
Category True Crime
Organized Crime
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 364.1092
Weight 567g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Gang members - Biography - El Salvador, Gangs - El Salvador
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade

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