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American Dirt

Jeanine Cummins


PUBLISHED: 21st January 2020 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9781472261410
ANNOTATION:
The unforgettable story of a mother and son fleeing a drug-cartel to cross the US-Mexico border.
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PUBLISHED: 21st January 2020 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9781472261410
ANNOTATION:
The unforgettable story of a mother and son fleeing a drug-cartel to cross the US-Mexico border.

Annotation

The unforgettable story of a mother and son fleeing a drug-cartel to cross the US-Mexico border.

Publisher Description

'I couldn't put it down. I'll never stop thinking about it' Ann Patchett

'One hell of a novel about a good woman on the run with her beautiful boy' Stephen King

FEAR KEEPS THEM RUNNING. HOPE KEEPS THEM ALIVE.

Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, AMERICAN DIRT is the first novel to explore the experience of attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexico border. Described as 'A Grapes of Wrath for our times' (Don Winslow) it is a story that will leave you utterly changed.

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.

Author Biography

Jeanine Cummins is the author of three books: the novels THE OUTSIDE BOY and THE CROOKED BRANCH, and one true crime work, A RIP IN HEAVEN. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

Review

I defy anyone to read the first seven pages of this book and not finish it

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

From its heart-stopping first sentence to its heart-shattering last Cummins' story of immigrants is just what we need now

It's been a long time since I turned pages as fast as I did with AMERICAN DIRT

Product Details

Author
Jeanine Cummins
Publisher
Headline Publishing Group
Year
2020
ISBN-10
1472261410
ISBN-13
9781472261410
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2020-01-21
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Subtitle
Set to be the most talked about novel of 2020
Language
English
Pages
480