A shocking novel based on a true story. The story of Roy and of all those who’ve disappeared in Mexico.
Today, in Mexico, 23 people disappeared. Yes, even in the 21st century, every day twenty-three young people are kidnapped because of drug trafficking. One of those missing is Roy Rivera. On an early January morning, some men dressed in police uniforms took him from his home, where he lived with his mother and younger brother. "Which one is older?" they asked. Their mother begged they take her instead, and spare her children, who were still young and hopeful, with friends, loves, lives to live. But Roy said, "Take me. I'm the older brother."
Lolita Bosch focuses on a real case to expose a pressing current issue: the disappearances in Mexico and their families’ struggles to bring them home.
Raw, tender, poetic and lucid, Take Me is an exposé in novel format, written with great sensitivity. It appeals directly to readers and makes us open our eyes to a real current situation: Roy is one of the more than 85,000 young people disappeared in recent years because of drug trafficking.
In a style that straddles fiction, testimony, and reportage, Lolita Bosch returns with her poetic, concise and powerful style.