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American Dirt

American Dirt (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

By Cummins, Jeanine

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Extraordinary. --Stephen King 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 Tambien de este lado hay suenos. On this side too, there ar...e 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 a few 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. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times. Already being hailed as a Grapes of Wrath for our times and a new American classic, Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.
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ISBN 9781432872243
Released AU 26 Feb 2020
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9781432872243
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Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Imprint Thorndike Press Large Print
Released 26 Feb 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Cummins, Jeanine
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 794g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Large type books, Organized crime - Mexico, Drug traffic - Mexico, Acapulco (Mexico), Immigrants - Mexican-American Border Region
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade