American Dirt ebook / PDF AUTHOR Jeanine Cummins

  • Hardcover
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  • American Dirt
  • Jeanine Cummins
  • English
  • 16 March 2019
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Summary American Dirt 108 También de este lado hay sueños On this side too there are dreamsLydia uixano Pérez 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 favo 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 offTo say that a non Latina has no right to write about Latin issues is absurd Tell that to all of the writers of WWII fiction Again with that word fiction Any book that shines light on a dark subject is a good thing Any book that gets people talking about the plight of others is a good thing You caucasians leaving comments purporting to speak for people of color is fucking hilarious Hypocrite muchAs for your comments about Crawdads No I haven t read it which I stated in my review but that doesn t make me ignorant of the fact that it was top of the bestsellers list since it s debut Jfc go read a bookI ve given my last fuck Original ReviewNo doubt this will be THE book of 2020The Where The Crawdads Sing book of 2020I ve never read Crawdads and I wouldn t have read American Dirt if not so kindly offered the opportunity by the publisher This is so far from my usual genreGive me a thriller any dayI want to feel compelled to flip the pages while balancing on the edge of my seatI want to lose sleep because I can t put a book down a heart racing just one chapter type of story AND THAT S EXACTLY WHAT I GOT WITH THIS BOOKThis book was nothing like what I was expecting and everything I could ever hope for Cummins has written a gripping and compelling narrative that every American should read Unfortunately those that need this message the most will refuse this book out of spite andor the inability to read If that statement offends you then you are exactly who it is directed towards Thank you Hachette Australia for an ARC in exchange for an honest review

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Summary American Dirt 108 Ight 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 I doubt there is a single person here on Goodreads that has not heard at least a hint of the controversy surrounding this book I m also confident that nearly every reader has at least a basic idea of the synopsis of American Dirt So I m not really touching either of those elements in my review I am a white woman living in upstate New York thousands of miles from Mexico I have no real personal experience regarding the Mexican migrant issue and therefore cannot speak to whether or not author Jeanine Cummins writes a genuine representation of the crisis or not I don t even dare to attempt to do so What I can write about however is my own reading experience of this novel First of all I was super excited to pick up this book I lovingly cataloged it at my library when it first arrived I put my name first on the list to get it on publication day After all it was hailed as a new American classic and was compared to the masterpiece The Grapes of Wrath Naturally this did give me pause because both are tall orders to fill Could this proclamation be true And it s such a relevant topic I need to read this book I like to learn something when I read Even if a book is labeled as fiction I hope to garner some useful information regarding the topic surrounding a group of fictional characters I want to feel as if I am in the shoes of a character or two understanding what they are enduring for this short period of time we are together To my disappointment I was completely underwhelmed by American Dirt It was far too melodramatic for my taste It starts with a big bang right from page one But for me it was too much It seemed to be forced in order to provide the catalyst for the rest of the novel an extravagant attempt to try to gain my sympathy I felt an instant disconnection from the characters I tried to remain hopeful about accompanying Lydia and Luca on their harrowing journey through Mexico towards their one glimmer of hope the United States And there were scenes that were charged with danger Naturally I hoped this pair and their fellow migrants would survive the risks One additional thing that bothered me throughout some characters were just not believable I couldn t help but think repeatedly would so and so really act or speak this way in this situation One example would be too wise beyond his years eight year old Luca I was further bothered by what seemed like an abundance of clich s For example the beautiful teenaged girl from Honduras the threat of rape menaced her at every turn Why not the arguably less stunning but perhaps still attractive mother of a little boy Would not any migrant woman be at risk from such danger I guess what I m trying to say is that the characters were like cut outs in my opinion I missed the depth of characterization that I find so appealing in my favorite kind of novel It doesn t help that while reading this one I also had the pure pleasure of another book that really did tick off all the boxes including nuanced characters eually relevant social and political issues and perilous situations I wouldn t tell anyone they should not read this book If it at all interests you by all means pick it up and make your own judgments For me the writing was mediocre and I was disappointed to remain a far removed observer None of the thousands of miles separating my home from the Mexican border were diminished after finishing the last page But I truly hope it does get people talking about an extremely important issue The best way to read this would be with a buddy so you can bounce ideas off one another I may not have made it to the end otherwise muito obrigada Pedro I will continue my uest to become educated on the topicFor an engaging write up of this book please visit my buddy s review here

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Summary American Dirt 108 Rite 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 e Nope