Paperback American dirt / Jeanine Cummins.
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781472261403 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Flatiron Books, 2020.
Extent: 457 pages ; 20 cm
Total number of loans: 12
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
'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.
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.