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Publisher Description

'Breathtaking... I haven't been so entirely consumed by a book for years' Telegraph
'I'll never stop thinking about it' Ann Patchett

FEAR KEEPS THEM RUNNING. HOPE KEEPS THEM ALIVE.

Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, AMERICAN DIRT is an unforgettable story of a mother and son's attempt to cross the US-Mexico border. Described as 'impossible to put down' (Saturday Review) and 'essential reading' (Tracy Chevalier), 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
January 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Headline
SIZE
3
MB

Customer Reviews

fran6501 ,

American Dirt

It’s rare to find a book that you actually don’t want to put down, but this is undoubtedly one of the very best. An amazing story and read.

Pizzahead110 ,

No

Not a fan of books that exploit latino culture

cbbage ,

Poor story and writing

I’m still wondering how it got recommended. This is a really poor piece of literature, full of stereotypes which are often wrong, and details that often do not make sense.

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