The bestselling author Derek Lundy discusses his new book Borderlands: Riding the Edge of America (Knopf, 2010) with Joseph Planta. In the book, Lundy travels the American borders with Canada and Mexico atop a motorcycle and offers his observations of border-life, as well as America’s security concerns.
|Borderlands: Riding the Edge of America by Derek Lundy. (Knopf, 2010)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
Derek Lundy joins me now. He is the bestselling author of Godforsaken Sea, The Way of the Ship, and The Bloody Red Hand. He’s got a new book out now, Borderlands: Riding the Edge of America. I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s a book that looks at how Americans, as well as Canadians and Mexicans view the borders that we share. It’s also a wonderful adventure, as Mr. Lundy rides the borders on his motorcycle. 15,000 kilometres he rides, and he explores issues of politics, security, culture, immigration, and history, among other things. As well, as three of his close friends die, he looks at life, his own mortality, as he traverses the American-Canadian, and American-Mexican borders. Borderlands is published by Knopf. The website for more is www.dereklundy.com. He lives and rides on Salt Spring Island, but joins me from Vancouver today. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Derek Lundy; Good morning, Mr. Lundy.