Lost Children Archive A Novel

By: Luiselli, Valeria

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383pp. 8vo. Paper and cloth over boards, stamped spine, in a Powell's Books Indiespensable slipcase. Slipcase is stamped on spine and front with title and author. Book is a stated First Edition (and 1st printing), signed by the author on the title page. It is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, clean, and gift quality. Powell's Books shrink wrap has been opened to check the copyright page and author's signature, but still remains protecting the slipcase, which is unmarked. A 24-page interview booklet accompanies the book. In the Indiespensable book series, this is book #79. Author also wrote "Tell Me How It Ends."


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"The novel truly becomes novel again in Luiselli's hands--electric, elastic, alluring, new." --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

"Impossibly smart, full of beauty, heart and insight . . . Everyone should read this book." --Tommy Orange

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

From the two-time NBCC Finalist, an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border--an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity.

A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home.

Why Apaches? asks the ten-year-old son. Because they were the last of something, answers his father.

In their car, they play games and sing along to music. But on the radio, there is news about an "immigration crisis": thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States, but getting detained--or lost in the desert along the way.

As the family drives--through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, harrowing adventure--both in the desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations.

Told through several compelling voices, blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity. It is a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. With urgency and empathy, it takes us deep into the lives of one remarkable family as it probes the nature of justice and equality today.

Title: Lost Children Archive A Novel

Author Name: Luiselli, Valeria

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2019

ISBN Number: 0525520619

ISBN Number 13: 9780525520610

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002593