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American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt

Jeanine Cummins

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Imprint: Tinder Press
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publication date: 21 Jan 2020
ISBN: 9781472261397

The unforgettable story of a mother and son fleeing a drug cartel to cross the US-Mexico border.

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4 stars out of 5
Alice O'Keeffe
4 Oct 2019

"a powerful read"

Tinder Press’ lead for 2020 is a powerful read which tells of a mother and her eight-year-old son, forced to flee their home in Acapulco after the local drug cartel murders the rest of their family. Travelling north by any means—including on the perilous freight trains known as "la bestia"—they join the thousands of migrants heading for the safety of the US-Mexico border. It is the author’s UK début: she has had two novels and a true crime work published in the US, and Headline will support strongly, including a UK and Ireland author visit.