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The Resource American dirt, Jeanine Cummins

American dirt, Jeanine Cummins

Label
American dirt
Title
American dirt
Statement of responsibility
Jeanine Cummins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Cummins, Jeanine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Drug traffic
  • Organized crime
  • Immigrants
Label
American dirt, Jeanine Cummins
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
zzv143 b1688402
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781250209764
Lccn
2019036052
Label
American dirt, Jeanine Cummins
Publication
Control code
zzv143 b1688402
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781250209764
Lccn
2019036052

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