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9:42 AM  Mar 19th, 2015
by Erin Callahan '15

A book by Chris Irvin ’06.

Chris Irvin ’06 has kept his eye on Mexico in the news. When he heard about Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta’s death in 2012, the idea for his novel, Federales, began to grow. The fictional story describes a federal agent who is appointed to look after a politician, a character based on Gorrostieta, and her campaign efforts against the Mexican drug cartel. “My aim was to tell a character-driven story that gets at the heart of the struggle in Mexico,” he said. “People can get an understanding of Gorrostieta’s story while also enjoying it as a short novella.”

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