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American dirt : a novel

Author: Jeanine Cummins
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2020. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable e-Books
Electronic books
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cummins, Jeanine.
American dirt.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2020
(OCoLC)2019036052
(OCoLC)1097575695
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanine Cummins
ISBN: 9781250209771 1250209773
OCLC Number: 1129081258
Notes: Oprah's Book Club pick.
Description: 1 online resource (386 pages)
Responsibility: Jeanine Cummins.

Abstract:

"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"--

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