Anapra è uno dei quartieri più poveri della città messicana di Juarez: venti metri fuori città si trova una recinzione, e al di là di essa, l'America, la meta da raggiungere per molti immigrati. Faustino cerca di sfuggire al cartello della droga per cui ha lavorato e sogna una vita migliore oltre il muro di confine. Il capo della banda gli ha dato un sacco di dollari che avrebbe dovuto nascondere, ma Faustino l'ha usato per pagare il viaggio della sua ragazza e del suo bambino fino in America. Ora Faustino ha solo 36 ore per sostituire i soldi mancanti, e il suo amico Arturo è l'unica persona che può aiutarlo a vincere i soldi in una partita a carte mortale con gli spacciatori. Arturo deve giocare non solo per la libertà, ma anche per la vita del suo amico. Ora anche la sua vita è in pericolo. Che fare? Ci si affida alla Signora Bianca? Alla Santa Muerte che accoglie tutti? Per vincere, potrebbe arrivare a ingannare perfino lei. Un thriller potente, efficace e attualissimo su migranti, signori della droga e guerra delle gang.
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