Valeri Luisell’s masterful novel is full of echoes and reflections as it intertwines two very different journeys to the same destination.
A New York family sets out on a road trip. Mum, dad, two kids. They head south west to the Apacheria, the region of the US which used to be Mexico. They stop at diners when they’re hungry and sleep in motels when it gets dark. Meanwhile, thousands of children head north to the US border from Central America and Mexico. Not all of them will make it, in Valeri Luisell’s urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world.
About the AuthorValeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and now lives in New York. She is the author of the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth.