Charles Bowden is a contributing writer for Mother Jones. He has written for Harper’s, The New York Times Book Review, and Esquire. For more of his stories, click here.
Photo Essay by Penny De Los Santos; Text by Charles Bowden
Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.
Can you pitch in a few bucks to help fund Mother Jones' investigative journalism? We're a nonprofit (so it's tax-deductible), and reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget.
We noticed you have an ad blocker on. Can you pitch in a few bucks to help fund Mother Jones' investigative journalism?
Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.