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  • ISBN: 9781250209764
  • ISBN: 1250209765
  • ISBN: 9781250754080
  • ISBN: 1250754089
  • Physical Description: 386 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.

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"También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy--two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia's husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia--trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier's reach doesn't extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed when they finish reading it. A page-turner filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page, it is a literary achievement."-- Provided by publisher.
Acapulco. Lydia Quixano Perez runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca; her wonderful husband is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is fairly comfortable. Javier browses at the store and comes up to the register with two of her favorites books. Javier is charming... and the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When her husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, Lydia and Luca find themselves making their way north toward the United States, the only place Javier's reach doesn't extend. But what exactly are they running to? -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    *Starred Review* Lydia Perez's life is not extraordinary; she is a bookstore owner with a husband and eight-year-old son, Luca, in Acapulco. When cartel jefe Javier Fuentes has her entire extended family killed while Lydia and Luca are fortuitously hiding in a bathroom, Lydia realizes they must leave Mexico immediately or be killed when Javier finds out she is still alive. Luca, confused but trusting in his mother, embarks with her on an odyssey to the north, joining other migrants trying to make it to the U.S. border. What they see along the way will bring readers both heartbreak and hope, pain and promise. While Cummins alternates points of view, Luca's voice in particular sings with innocent optimism in the face of a series of near misses. The journey towards the prospect of safety is not only that of Luca and Lydia but of many other migrants, and complex secondary characters serve as both warnings and signs of possibility. Beautiful, straightforward language drives home the point that migration to safer places is not a political issue but a human one. [HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With a story line sure to be much discussed this election year—plus a film in the works—American Dirt may be the don't-miss book of 2020.] Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jeanine Cummins is the author of the novels The Outside Boy and The Crooked Branch and the bestselling memoir A Rip in Heaven. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

Subject: Drug traffic > Mexico > Fiction.
Organized crime > Mexico > Fiction.
Immigrants > Mexican-American Border Region > Fiction.
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / Hispanic & Latino.
Drug traffic.
Immigrants.
Organized crime.
Mexico.
North America > Mexican-American Border Region.
Drug traffic > Fiction.
Organized crime > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Mexican-American Border Region > Fiction.
Mexico > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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