Signs Preceding the End of the World

by

Yuri Herrera

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A common term for people who live along the border and help smuggle migrants from Mexico to the United States.

Coyote Quotes in Signs Preceding the End of the World

The Signs Preceding the End of the World quotes below are all either spoken by Coyote or refer to Coyote. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Immigration, Myth, and Identity Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the And Other Stories edition of Signs Preceding the End of the World published in 2015.
Chapter 3 Quotes

You just took your last trip, coyote.

I’m no coyote, Chucho said.

Ha! I seen you crossing folks, the man said. And looks like now I caught you in the act.

Not the act I’m denying, said Chucho, tho I’m no coyote.

The anglo’s expression indicated that he was engaged in a mighty struggle with the nuances of the concept. He scanned Chucho’s face for a few seconds, waiting for clarification. And now, yessir, chose to point the gun at them.

What I’m denying, Chucho went on, Is that you caught us.

Related Characters: Chucho (speaker), The Anglo Rancher (speaker), Makina
Page Number: 48-9
Explanation and Analysis:
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Coyote Term Timeline in Signs Preceding the End of the World

The timeline below shows where the term Coyote appears in Signs Preceding the End of the World. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: The Place Where the Hills Meet
Immigration, Myth, and Identity Theme Icon
Racism, Inequality, and Social Change Theme Icon
Gender Roles Theme Icon
Outside, the revolver-wielding anglo rancher confronts Chucho and Makina: “You just took your last trip, coyote.” Chucho declares that the man has not caught them in the act, and the man... (full context)