Gayle’s Gable

William Hobbs’s Crossing the Wire relates the struggle of Victor Flores, a Mexican teenager who tries to support his mother and siblings by scratching a corn crop from the Sonoran desert. When his best friend leaves the village for El Norte, Victor realizes America holds his best hope of providing for his family. Crossing the Wire details the harrowing events of Victor’s border crossing and his search for work as an illegal in the Promised Land of the United States. Hobbs crafts a thought provoking novel.