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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
*Soon to be a BBC Radio 4 Book At Bedtime*

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

Pizzahead110 ,

No

Not a fan of books that exploit latino culture

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.

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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