Join us for this unmissable conversation about ‘American Dirt’ with Jeanine Cummins and Sam Baker.
‘American Dirt’ is an extraordinary story of the lengths a mother will go to to save her son.
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.
‘Breathtaking … I haven’t been so entirely consumed by a book for years’ Telegraph
‘I couldn’t put it down. I’ll never stop thinking about it’ Ann Patchett
This online event is brought to you by At Home with 4 Indies – a collaboration between Booka, Linghams, Book-ish & Forum Books. Copies of the book will be posted out after the event – UK only.
Tickets: £5 (live stream only) or £10 (live stream plus paperback copy of book delivered to your door - UK only)