Jerry Wilson’s novel, Eden to Orizaba, takes readers from Mexico to a contract prison in Eden, Texas, and to the Smithfield slaughter line in Sioux Falls amidst the 2009 swine flu pandemic, a precursor to the cataclysm of 2020. It illuminates the devastating consequences of poorly-regulated agribusiness and industry that drives desperate workers north. Wilson taught college literature and writing before serving as managing editor of South Dakota Magazine. He lives with his poet wife Norma in southeast South Dakota, the setting of his two eco-memoirs.
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