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American Dirt

American Dirt

‘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

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 a work of fiction inspired by a truth that demands, urgently, to be told: one unique, personal, unforgettable story to honour the hundreds of stories we may never get to hear.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 21st January 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781472261380


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
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
Urgent and unforgettable, AMERICAN DIRT leaps the borders of the page and demands attention, especially now
Sarah Blake
At once intimate and epic, AMERICAN DIRT is an exhilarating and beautiful book about parental love and human hope
Rumaan Alam
From its heart-stopping first sentence to its heart-shattering last, Cummins' story of immigrants is just what we need now
Don Winslow
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
So viscerally real and so elegantly written. From the very first page, you know it's just essential reading
Kate Leaver
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