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American Dirt Tambi n de este lado hay sue os On this side, too, there are dreamsLydia Quixano P rez 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 comfortableEven 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 a few 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 sameForced 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


About the Author: Jeanine Cummins

Jeanine Cummins is the author of four books the bestselling memoir A Rip in Heaven, and the novels The Outside Boy, The Crooked Branch, and American Dirt She lives in New York with her husband and two children.



10 thoughts on “American Dirt

  1. David David says:

    I DON T READ THE COMMENTS ANYMOREclearly I was reading them early on, as you can see on the first few PAGES of comments You re free to talk amongst yourselves, however edit For a deeper, nuanced conversation from a panel of Mexican American poets, professors, bloggers, librarians, poets laureate watch this video as part of the DignidadLiteraria team, I met with Flatiron Macmillan Here s t


  2. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    What a mind blowing beginning of a book A mother, Lydia and her little boy, Luca hid themselves in the bathtub for not being other victims of family massacre The contract killers most dangerous drug lord s dirtbags kept looking for them, firing their guns, calling their names And finally they thought they were not at the house so they left the place and 16 innocent victims behind Now mother


  3. Felicia Felicia says:

    Ok seems like a bunch of privileged let me show you how woke I am white people have decided they can speak for the Latin community Surprise asshats, I am of Mexican and Native American blood This is a work of FICTION Google it if you don t understand The author owes you nada Move on Get over yourself Fuck off.To say that a non Latina has no right to write about Latin issues is absurd Tell tha


  4. Myriam Myriam says:

    I wish I could give this book negative stars because it is, as its title attests, dirt It is also profoundly racist Here is my essay about the dissent surrounding this book, dissent that is being erased, disappeared and silenced I wish I could give this book negative stars because it is, as its title attests, dirt It is also profoundly racist Here is my essay about the dissent surrounding this


  5. Roxane Roxane says:

    Nope Nope


  6. Nicky Nicholson-Klingerman Nicky Nicholson-Klingerman says:

    horribly racist book abt mexico written by a white lady sooooooooooooooooo tired of yts pretending like they understand stop telling our stories through your horribly racist oppressive lenses please read a real review horribly racist book abt mexico written by a white lady sooooooooooooooooo tired of yts pretending like they understand stop telling our stories through your horribly racist oppressiv


  7. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    YESYESYES READ IT That beginning is gripping The most anticipated novel for 2020 has the word controversy around it.I wasn t even aware of the controversial issues until yesterday As pure FICTION it s sooooo engaging In a different life, he could have been someone good This isn t a different life Much to engage your thinkingHow in the world does one debate the degrees of violence This novel GRABS OUR


  8. mindful.librarian ☀️ mindful.librarian ☀️ says:

    DNF the audiobook free review copy from Libro.fm at 15% for various reasons including overly dramatic writing that doesn t fit my reading preferences, major representation issues and perpetuation of racist stereotypes ETA I encourage readers to find books about this issue thataccurately depict Mexico and the immigrant experience One excellent option would be this one


  9. Anne Bogel Anne Bogel says:

    UPDATE I read this book in early fall 2019, before important critiques and interviews were published Some commenters have helpfully linked those in comments so you can see some of what I m referencing I ve cleared my star rating I m listening, I m learning, I m asking questions I considered deleting my original review for now I m leaving it below I thought this was absolutely fantastic and I can t wait f


  10. Angela M Angela M says:

    I wanted to read this novel because of the praise and high ratings by a number of my trusted Goodreads friends Then just before I started to read it, I became aware of the criticisms in both the literary and press at large and I made the decision not to read anyof those articles until I finished the book You ll have to read the criticisms for yourself and decide whether you think the book is worth reading


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