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Carlos Crosses The Line: A Tale of Immigration, Temptation and Betrayal in the Sixties

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Carlos Montoya crossed one line by forsaking his culture's unquestioning faith. He leapt past another, as he entered California illegally during the free-love, irreligious 1960s. There, three women tempted him to abandon more of his limits.
One sought to comfort him.
One used him against her husband--his employer--in marital combat.
One demanded everything.
That summer o
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Paperback, 308 pages
Published August 4th 2020 by Edward D. Webster
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Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Set in California and Mexico, Webster’s gripping latest tells the story of one man’s journey through life.

Carlos Montoya always had trouble with his culture’s unquestioning faith, but when at twenty-two, he arrived in California illegally and suffered great misery at the hands of his Anglo employer, he lost his faith completely. When his employer’s wife offers to use him in martial combat against her philandering husband in exchange of money, Carlos doesn’t think twice. But the guilt weighs hea
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Tony Parsons
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Booker Ranch. Mr. Hiram Booker (50+, husband/father, patrona) employed illegal immigrants to tend/pick, & work in his avocado orchards & orange groves for him. It was by his rules only.
Ruiz (foreman) & Conteveras (foreman) kept Carlos (20+), Rafael (20+, cousin), & the others in line.
Julie Booker (daughter/sister, San Diego college) had helped Mrs. Amy Booker (wife/mother) pick Carlos to do extra work for her.
It seems since Hiram had a Mexican mistress, Amy an artist liked to paint human figu
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Kelly
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Interesting read on the life of migrant worker, Carlos, and his struggles in the 1960s. Carlos is a little bit of a playboy and struggles with the harsh treatment he receives from the ranch owners and the field managers. He is also put in the predicament of doing as he is told by the ranch owners wife or risking whatever harm may come to him if he doesn’t and eventually finds himself fleeing for his life. The difficulty of being separated from his family and having to cross the boarder illegally ...more
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Edward D. Webster’s wide-ranging interests have led him to diverse careers from teaching Navajo students to managing regulatory compliance to helping establish a center for abused children.
He is the author of an eclectic collection of books as well as articles appearing in publications from The Boston Globe to Your Cat magazine. His writing has been honored by the Colorado Independent Publishers
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