American dirt

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'American Dirt' is the first novel to explore the experience of attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexico border, a journey which thousands of migrants make each year. Yesterday, Lydia had a bookshop. Yesterday, Lydia was married to a journalist. Yesterday, she was with everyone she loved most in the world. Today, her eight-year-old son Luca is all she has left. For him, she will carry a machete strapped to her leg. For him, she will leap onto the roof of a high speed train. For him, she will find the strength to keep running. Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, this novel is both a page turner and a literary achievement: a novel that will leave you utterly changed.

Format
Paperback
Categories
January Book NewsFiction
Published
21/01/2020
ISBN
9781472261410
Publisher
TINDER PRESS
Weight
600kg

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One hell of a novel about a good woman on the run with her beautiful boy... I defy anyone to read the first seven pages of this book and not finish it Stephen King It's been a long time since I turned pages as fast as I did with American Dirt . Its journey is a testament to the power of fear and hope and belief that there are more good people than bad. John Grisham Tough, powerful... AMERICAN DIRT made me understand better why someone would give up the home they know and love to survive, and the grit required to cross that border Tracy Chevalier From its heart-stopping first sentence to its heart-shattering last, Cummins' story of immigrants is just what we need now Don Winslow AMERICAN DIRT transported me through genuine fear and had me willing on every human being struggling to get to a better life. Written with masterly restraint, it is a roaring human triumph Laline Paull From the opening page your heart will be in your mouth You will never want to put this story down, Jeanine Cummins has written a novel of such moment, such danger and such compassion, it will change your view of the world Kirsty Wark Will punch you in the gut one minute and fill you with hope the next Shelf Awareness Urgent and unforgettable, AMERICAN DIRT leaps the borders of the page and demands attention, especially now Sarah Blake Riveting, timely, a dazzling accomplishment. Jeanine Cummins makes us all live and breathe the refugee story. If a book can change hearts and transform policies, this is the one Julia Alvarez This book is not simply the great American novel; it's the great novel of las Americas . It's the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful Sandra Cisneros Both a moral compass and a riveting read Ann Patchett Harrowing and necessary. As pacey as a thriller but full of deep compassion. Julie Cohen

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