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Category: Fiction / Fiction: Adult
BIC Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published By: Hachette Australia
 
Published: 21-Jan-2020
Format: Paperback, 352 pages,
ISBN: 9781472261410
Stock Code: 2261410
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The unforgettable story of a mother and son fleeing a drug-cartel to cross the US-Mexico border.The unforgettable story of a mother and son fleeing a drug-cartel to cross the US-Mexico border.
'I couldn't put it down. I'll never stop thinking about it' Ann Patchett

'One hell of a novel about a good woman on the run with her beautiful boy' Stephen King

FEAR KEEPS THEM RUNNING. HOPE KEEPS THEM ALIVE.

Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, AMERICAN DIRT is the first novel to explore the experience of attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexico border. Described as 'A Grapes of Wrath for our times' (Don Winslow) it is a story that will leave you utterly changed.

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.
 
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