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An epic road trip [that also] captures the unruly intimacies of marriage and parenthood. . . . This is a novel that daylights our common humanity, and challenges us to reconcile our differences. The Washington Post
In Valeria Luiselli s fiercely imaginative follow-up to the American Book Award-winning Tell Me How It Ends, an artist couple set out with their two children on a road trip from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. As the family travels west, the bonds between them begin to fray: a fracture is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet.
Through ephemera such as songs, maps and a Polaroid camera, the children try to make sense of both their family s crisis and the larger one engulfing the news: the stories of thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States but getting detained or lost in the desert along the way.
A breath-taking feat of literary virtuosity, Lost Children Archive is timely, compassionate, subtly hilarious, and formally inventive a powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world.
- Verlag: Penguin Random House; Vintage
- Seitenzahl: 384
- Erscheinungstermin: 4. Februar 2020
- Abmessung: 200mm x 133mm x 25mm
- Gewicht: 390g
- ISBN-13: 9780525436461
- ISBN-10: 0525436464
- Artikelnr.: 57658662
WINNER OF THE FOLIO PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
Impossibly smart, full of beauty, heart and insight. Everyone should read this book.
Tommy Orange, author of There There
A Great American Novel for our time.
Unforgettable, down to its explosive final sentence. . . . [Luiselli] audaciously stretches the bounds of storytelling.
Virtuosic. . . . The brilliance of the writing stirs rage and pity. It humanizes us.
The New York Times Book Review
This is a novel that challenges us, as a nation, to reconcile our differences. . . . [The] writing shimmers like its desert setting.
The Washington Post
Electric, elastic, alluring, new.
The New York Times
A remarkable feat of empathy.
[A] brilliantly intricate and constantly surprising book.
The New Yorker
[Luiselli s] language is so transporting, it stops you time and again.
O, The Oprah Magazine
Like all great novels. . . . Lost Children Archive is unquestionably timely, [but] it also approaches a certain timelessness.
Los Angeles Times
Stunning. . . . Uniquely rewarding and even life-changing.
The Seattle Times
Delicate, funny, effortlessly poetic.
The New York Review of Books
Rollicking. . . A highly imaginative and politically deft portrait of childhood within a vast American landscape.
Harper s Magazine