Illegal

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  • Paperback
  • 236 pages
  • Illegal
  • John Dennehy
  • English
  • 12 March 2018
  • 0999185209

About the Author: John Dennehy

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.John Dennehy grew up in New York but left the country when George Bush was reelected For six years he lived in the developing world before returning to New York where he works for the United Nations He has an MA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of East Anglia England and is frequently published in Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.John Dennehy grew up in New York but left the country when George Bush was reelected For six years he lived in the developing world before returning to New York where he works for the United Nations He has an MA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of East Anglia England and is frequently published in places such as VICE, The Guardian, Narratively and The Diplomat This is his first book


Illegal A raw account of a young American abroad grasping for meaning, this pulsating story of violent protests, illegal border crossings and loss of innocence raises questions about the futility of borders and the irresistible power of nationalism.Illegal tells the true story of love and deception, revolutions and deportations as it chronicles the trials of John Dennehy Na ve New Yorker, Dennehy refuses to be part of the feverish nationalism of post 9 11 America His search for hope takes him to Ecuador, where he falls in love with firebrand Lucia, who perfects his broken Spanish while they find solidarity in the brewing social upheaval Amid the unrest, Dennehy is arrested and deported to the United States but he has found something worth fighting for. Best Read Illegal [ Author ] John Dennehy [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Illegal

  1. Amy says:

    This is a very special book There are a lot of memoirs out there of white people having plucky adventures in dangerous lands This is not one of those books Dennehy is an extraordinary person with integrity and a deep desire to understand how the world works This takes him to dangerous places, not for the thrill of it, but to seek truth The fact that what he finds is complicated and uncomfortable, and challenges everything he ever assumed, makes this a raw, compelling and honest book And le This...

  2. Ryan Samuel says:

    A powerful first hand account of love and separation, this book had tears streaming down my cheeks by page 16 Its engrossing story and steady pace kept me, a slow reader who rarely finishes a book, hooked from start to finish A rare glimpse into a painful reality give...

  3. Matt Elzweig says:

    In Illegal, journalist John Dennehy takes readers on a guided tour of the precarious border crossings he took shortly after the reelection of George W Bush One such crossing ended with his deportation back to the United States from Ecuador And yet he was driven to sneak back into that country by a blinding love, and a life that often seemed and would often prove too good to be entirely true His decision to live outside the US was the result of his many brushes with an uptick in nationalism In Illegal, journalist J...

  4. Mads Eriksen says:

    John Dennehy has written an honest and impressive account of his cross border love story in South America, and its challenges of deportation and illegal border crossing.Part coming of age, part a dive into complicated and intense love, it makes for a compelling and exciting read What surprised me the most was how suspenseful it was, how I found myself unable to put i...

  5. Charles Ray says:

    September 11, 2001 saw a resurgence in the United States of nationalism the belief that one s country is better than all others , thinly disguised as patriotism love of one s country , which has, since the 2016 elections, only grown worse Illegal by John Dennehy is a memoir by a young American, following the author s journey of discovery, beginning with the reelection of George Bush to his second term, when Dennehy decided to leave his home country to find true meaning in his life.In Ecuador, September 11, 2001 saw a resurgence in the United States of nationalism the belief that one s country is better than all others , thinly disguised as patriotism love of one s country , which has, since the 2016 elections, only grown worse Illegal by John Dennehy is a memoir by a young American, following the author s journey of discovery, beginning with the reelection of G...

  6. Derek Kosciolek says:

    A tremendous book cover to cover, Illegal is a powerful and moving autobiographical account that reads like a novel From the first page I was hooked, and devoured it in only a few days As the subline from the title implies Love, Revolution, and Crossing Borders , the book deals with a lot of complex and deeply important issues of the human condition But, it s not a slow philosophical grind Rather, Dennehy keeps the story plot driven, with nuggets of keen observation and brutally honest A tremendous book cover to cover, Illegal is a powerful and moving autobiographical account that reads like a novel From the first page I was hooked, and devoured it in only a few days As the subline from the title implies Love, ...

  7. Joshua Kramer-eisenbud says:

    I think you would be hard pressed to find a bookrelevant in today s climate than Illegal a true story of love, revolution and border crossings The author, John Dennehy, does a terrific job of welcoming you into his mind, and invites you on a journey through South America While the writing takes a political tone from the start, you don t have to necessarily agree with the author in order to enjoy th...

  8. John Galt says:

    In this captivating autobiography, John Dennehy transforms from an idealistic recent college graduate into a veteran of traversing seedy borders in South America Through the author s eyes we experience the maturation of man in a foreign land, which like himself, is changing rapidly Throughout the story we are granted privy access to the development of his geopolitical beliefs and the ramifications of putting ideologies into action Propelled by love and an affection for his new homeland, John In this captivating autobiography, John Dennehy transforms from an idealistic recent college graduate into a veteran of traversing seedy borders in South America Through the author s eyes we experience the maturation of man in a ...

  9. Valerie says:

    The self awareness and honesty truly makes you feel everything the author is feeling throughout this story It s a fascinating look at both the broader ideas surrounding revolutions, governments and borders, and thepersonal side of struggling to make a place home when ...

  10. Joni Dee says:

    I must admit that when I saw Illegal in its crowd funding days on an American crowdfunding platform which I don t want to mention by name, I never made much of it See, I m not big on memoirs After I ve learned that this American Crowdfunding Publishing firm had deicded to give Illega l the boot in a very non affable manner I ve decided to give it a chance And boy ...