The Dishwasher’s Son

A novel by Mike J Quinn

The Dishwasher's Son Book coverThis is a story that exemplifies the tragic circumstances faced by many Americans today. The border between America and Mexico and the laws that separate the two nations also divides millions of American families.

Frank, an American teenager and border guard volunteer accidentally gets deported when the restaurant he works in gets raided by ICE and the only ID he has in his wallet is a student body card.

After arriving in Mexico he is found by and Uncle and together they discover the truth behind his father’s disappearance. Shocked by his recent discover, he meets his estranged family and learns about the Mexican roots he has been denying his whole life.

When he gets back to the American border he is refused entry because of his recent deportation and is forced to sneak back into the US using the same methods the people he has been learning to defend against as a Minuteman volunteer.

Dedicated to the MexiQuinns

I have just finished writing, “The Dishwasher’s Son,” and I’m finishing up the dedication and forward. I thought I’d post this for my family now.

I love you guys, and I won’t stop shouting from the rooftops until American families no longer have to fear our own dysfunctional immigration laws. This story is about more than just our little family; it’s about all American families, and the struggles we face to stay together. American families already face enough threats and uncertainty, we don’t need to create even more just because we’re afraid to roll up our sleeves and do what needs to be done.


This book is dedicated to my family, the Mexiquinns, and all the other families around the world who are struggling to preserve their family bond in a rapidly changing, and often inhospitable political landscape. Hopefully, sometime in the future, no family will have to worry about becoming an outlawed group while the machinery of government learns what we the people already understand; only the people involved have a right to decide who is a part of their family, be it of any race, religion, sect, nationality, class, or sex.


“What God has joined together, let no man separate.”

Mark 10:9

Part 2 of The Dishwasher’s Son is now available

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The Dishwasher’s Son Part 1 now available

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THE DISHWASHER’S SON, follows the odyssey of a teenage militant border guard volunteer, whose accidental deportation to Mexico is just the beginning of his problems. After searching for his deadbeat dad, who ran out on him and his mother, shortly after he was born, he finds an Uncle, and together they discover the truth about his father’s disappearance.

After meeting his father’s family, and coming to grips with the Mexican heritage he has spent his whole life denying, he must sneak across the border using all of the various different methods the people he used to help catch have used. With each attempted border crossing and subsequent apprehension, the charges against him increase, culminating in a desperate decision: cross the desert, and face possible death or prison; or live life as an illegal American in Mexico.

Caught between the two cultures of living an angry and hateful white American life, and his true Mexican roots.

Inspired by the author’s real life challenges to get citizenship for his immigrant wife and daughter, and his 25 years of managing immigrant employees.