A smoothed-over stretch of sand. The U.S. Border Patrol, or Migra, tie groups of tires together, hook the tires to the backs of trucks, and drive through the desert in order to create smooth strips of sand which can be used to cut sign—that is, to track the movements of illegal immigrants traversing the desert.
Drag Term Timeline in The Devil’s Highway
The timeline below shows where the term Drag appears in The Devil’s Highway. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The Rules of the Game