Have you seen the movie “Boyhood”? Filmed over 12 years using the same actor -- a boy who grows into a man -- it’s both epic and intimate.
One of this week’s Great Reads is like a Central American immigrant’s version of “Boyhood,” and it, too, is both epic and intimate.
Fourteen years ago, photographer Don Bartletti rode the freight train that immigrants call “The Beast” with a 12-year-old Honduran named Denis. The boy was traveling all alone, carrying only a few pesos in a matchbox, trying to reach his mother “in the state of Los Angeles.”
Over the years, Bartletti would catch up with Denis, and with...