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Paperback:American dirt / American dirt /
Author: Cummins, Jeanine.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 813.6
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Tinder Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1472261402 9781472261403 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Flatiron Books, 2020.
'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.
Pages 457 pages ; 20 cm
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Well written tale of the effect the cartels have on the ordinary people of Mexico and Central America. Heartbreaking in that the scenarios are all too real for many people. Sympathetic to the plight of those who are forced to migrate to 'El Norte' by reasons of fear of violence and the effects of situations that change the lives of the protagonists.
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