Kristi's Reviews > American Dirt
Sep 01, 2019
Giving this book 5 stars as it’s not possible to give it 10. Absolutely destroyed by the last 1/4. Terrifying, propulsive text that moves seamlessly through voice and time. The Don Winslow quote about how this is the “Grapes of Wrath for our times” is apt, but for me I couldn’t stop thinking about (my favourite book of all time) The Road. Knowing that, unlike The Road, American Dirt does not involve a post-apocalyptic future, but speaks to the devastating reality so many migrants face today was almost unbearable to contemplate. I cannot imagine how this doesn’t win the Pulitzer. What an absolutely stunning Fiction debut.
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