About the Book: American Dirt
Lydia Perez owns a bookshop in Acapulco, Mexico, and is married to a fearless
journalist. Luca, their eight-year-old son, completes the picture. But it only
takes a bullet to rip them apart.In a city in the grip of a drug cartel, friends
become enemies overnight, and Lydia has no choice but to flee with Luca at her
side. North for the border... whatever it takes to stay alive. The journey is
dangerous - not only for them, but for those they encounter along the way. Who
can be trusted? And what sacrifices is Lydia prepared to make...