American Dirt

£8.99

‘American Dirt’ explores 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.

ISBN: 9781472261403 Author: Cummins, Jeanine Publisher: Tinder Press Publication Date: 18th February 2021 Imprint: Tinder Press Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.6 (edition:23) Pages: 457 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

‘Breathtaking… I haven’t been so entirely consumed by a book for years’ Telegraph
‘I couldn’t put it down. I’ll never stop thinking about it’ Ann Patchett

An extraordinary story of the lengths a mother will go to to save her son, AMERICAN DIRT has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It’s time to read what you’ve been missing.

Lydia Perez owns a bookshop in Acapulco, Mexico, and is married to a fearless journalist. Luca, their eight-year-old son, completes the picture. But it only takes a bullet to rip them apart.

In a city in the grip of a drug cartel, friends become enemies overnight, and Lydia has no choice but to flee with Luca at her side. North for the border… whatever it takes to stay alive. The journey is dangerous – not only for them, but for those they encounter along the way. Who can be trusted? And what sacrifices is Lydia prepared to make.

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