Jeanine Cummins - American Dirt (2nd Hand Hardback)
Sunday Times Bestseller and Multiple Award Winner.
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.
Lydia lives in Acapulco. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while cracks are beginning to show in Acapulco because of the cartels, Lydia’s life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. But after her husband’s tell-all profile of the newest drug lord is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.
Forced to flee, Lydia and Luca find themselves joining the countless people trying to reach the United States. Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?
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.
- Format : Thicker 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Suspense & Thriller
- Published : 2019 (This 1st UK Edition 2020 - Tinder Press)
- ISBN : 9781472261397
- SKU : B002840
- PPC : SP700gm
- RRP : £14.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Breathtaking . . . I haven't been so entirely consumed by a book for years' - Telegraph.
'I'll never stop thinking about it' - Ann Patchett.
"Heartstopping . . . doesn't let up . . . you will urge them on, fists clenched." - The Times.
"Stunning . . . remarkable . . . an account of love on the run that will never lose steam." - Vogue.
"This might be the first book many people read this year . . . it might also be the best." - Irish Times.
"Taut, tough, visceral, savage and exhilaratingly written." - i-Paper.
"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. It 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. 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. I devoured the novel in a dry-eyed adrenalin rush . . . profoundly moving." - Washington Post.
Jeanine Cummins is an American author, of Irish and Puerto Rican heritage. She has written four books: a memoir titled A Rip in Heaven and three novels, The Outside Boy, The Crooked Branch, and American Dirt.
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