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Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the United States to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn’t the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village—they’ve all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men—her own “Siete Magníficos”—to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, Into the Beautiful North is the story of an irresistible young woman’s quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.

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  • "[Into the Beautiful North] is deliciously composed…[Urrea writes] in a sweet but serious style…You find it in the dialogue…You find it in the description of the countryside… the plot gathers as much strength as the prose..”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Awash in a subtle kind of satire…A funny and poignant impossible journey…Into the Beautiful North is a refreshing antidote to all the negativity currently surrounding Mexico.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “No great adventure is told without great characters, and Urrea certainly knows how to create them…that Urrea has turned a usually disturbing subject into a book that keeps a smile on your face is a tribute to his storytelling.”

    Miami Herald

  • "[A] wondrous yarn in the hands of a terrific storyteller…Urrea’s meticulous detail makes the story come to life…Not to trivialize, but these characters cry out for a sequel-maybe a telenovela?—They are too good for just a single outing.”

    Seattle Times

  • “A wonderful comic satire…Urrea uses a breathtaking Mexican magical realism to construct a shimmering portrait of the United States.”

    Denver Post

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