South of the Border NOW The Dishwasher's Son

A Novel By Mike J. Quinn



Immigration and our border with Mexico are delicate subjects for many of us.

The Dishwasher's Son Part 1          The Dishwasher's Son Part 2

Some borders you just can't cross on foot.


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Author Mike J. Quinn's debut novel THE DISHWASHER’S SON, follows the odyssey of a teenage American Minuteman volunteer, whose accidental deportation to Mexico takes a dramatic turn when he finds an uncle, and together they discover the truth about his father’s disappearance.

After meeting his father’s family and coming to grips with the Mexican heritage he has spent his whole life denying, he makes his way back to the border to get back home. With no drivers license, and a recent record of being deported, he is denied entry to the US. After several attempts to talk his way through, he resorts to sneaking across the border using all of the various different methods he has been learning to defend against as an Arizona border guard volunteer. With each attempted border crossing, and subsequent apprehension, the charges against him increase, culminating in a desperate decision: cross the brutal Arizona desert and face possible death or prison; or live life as an illegal alien in Mexico.

Will he make it home alive?

Caught between the two cultures of living an angry and hateful American life, and his true Mexican roots.

Inspired by the author’s real life challenges to get citizenship for his immigrant wife and daughter, and his 25 years of managing immigrant employees.

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A little bit about the author:

   I am a father and husband in a multi-national family. After six years of futile attempts to unify my famly under the citizenship of my home country, I have used my experience and research in immigration and it's effects on American families to put a very realistic spin on a frustrating real-life problem. Humor is the only thing that has kept me from giving up completely, and you'll find lots of it in the book too.


Let me know what you think about the book Here. I may not be able to respond to all feedback, but I'll definitely read them all.


Mike J Quinn