American Dirt (Paperback)

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Acapulo Bookstore owner unknowingly befriends a customer who later turns out to a cartel leader.  Her husband is an investigative reporter. He's warned not to publsih an expose on the man.  He does.  Cartel comes to family gathering & kills her whole family- Lydia and her son are hiding in the bathroom - terrified- she hits the road, heading North to the US.  Details on how immigrants figure out the route, riding train tops, geting food along the way.  Controversial because she is an immigrant, but not from Mexico.

— Pat Fowler

February 2020 Indie Next List

American Dirt is a beautiful, heartbreaking odyssey, a vivid world filled with angels and demons, one I only wanted to leave so I could get my heart out of my throat. Cartel violence sends a mother and her son careening north from Acapulco toward the relative safety of the United States, and every moment of their journey is rendered in frantic, sublime detail. Danger lurks around the corner of every paragraph, but so does humanity, empathy, and stunning acts of human kindness. You will feel the toll of every mile, the cost of every bullet, and the power of every page. A wonder.”
— Thatcher Svekis, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Santa Monica, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9791165342944
Publisher: Sam & Parkers
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2021
Language: Korean