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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 21/01/2020
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'A perfect balancing act with terror on one side and love on the other... it's marvellous' Stephen King
'This tough, powerful novel is an eye opener... essential reading' Tracy Chevalier
'A Grapes of Wrath for our times' Don Winslow

AMERICAN DIRT is the first novel to explore 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.

Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, AMERICAN DIRT is both a page turner and a literary achievement: a novel that will leave you utterly changed.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472261397
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 -- Stephen King
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. -- John Grisham
Tough, powerful... AMERICAN DIRT made me understand better why someone would give up the home they know and love to survive, and the grit required to cross that border -- Tracy Chevalier
From its heart-stopping first sentence to its heart-shattering last, Cummins' story of immigrants is just what we need now -- Don Winslow
AMERICAN DIRT 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 -- Laline Paull
From the opening page your heart will be in your mouth You will never want to put this story down, Jeanine Cummins has written a novel of such moment, such danger and such compassion, it will change your view of the world -- Kirsty Wark
At once intimate and epic, AMERICAN DIRT is an exhilarating and beautiful book about parental love and human hope -- Rumaan Alam
So viscerally real and so elegantly written. From the very first page, you know it's just essential reading -- Kate Leaver
Will punch you in the gut one minute and fill you with hope the next * Shelf Awareness *
Urgent and unforgettable, AMERICAN DIRT leaps the borders of the page and demands attention, especially now -- Sarah Blake
Riveting, timely, a dazzling accomplishment. Jeanine Cummins makes us all live and breathe the refugee story. If a book can change hearts and transform policies, this is the one -- Julia Alvarez
This book is not simply the great American novel; it's the great novel of las Americas. It's the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful -- Sandra Cisneros
Jeanine Cummins writes with such grace, compassion, and precision that I could not stop reading -- Erika Sanchez

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