American Dirt

Publisher details

American Dirt
Author
Jeanine Cummins
Publisher
Hachette
Released
21 January, 2020

Synopsis

The unforgettable story of a mother and son fleeing a drug-cartel to cross the US-Mexico border.'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 KingFear 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.
Jeanine Cummins
About the author

Jeanine Cummins

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.

Books by Jeanine Cummins

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