American Dirt – Jeannie Cummins
FEAR KEEPS THEM RUNNING. HOPE KEEPS THEM ALIVE.
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.
‘Devastating and timely… its hard to imagine there will be a more urgent or politically relevant novel this year’, Observer
‘Heartstopping… doesn’t let up… you will urge them on, fists clenched’, The Times
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