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Lost Children Archive

A novel

by Valeria Luiselli Author · Valeria Luiselli Narrator

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

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Imprint:
Random House Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2019

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 309.7 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 309.6 MB

Valeria Luiselli (Author)

VALERIA LUISELLI is a novelist and non-fiction writer. She is the author of Faces in the Crowd, Sidewalks, and the internationally acclaimed novel The Story of My Teeth. Her most recent book, Tell Me How it Ends, was a finalist for the NBCC Award ...

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Valeria Luiselli (Narrator)

VALERIA LUISELLI is a novelist and non-fiction writer. She is the author of Faces in the Crowd, Sidewalks, and the internationally acclaimed novel The Story of My Teeth. Her most recent book, Tell Me How it Ends, was a finalist for the NBCC Award ...

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Creators

Author :
Valeria Luiselli
Narrator :
Valeria Luiselli
Narrator :
William DeMeritt
Narrator :
Kivlighan de Montebello
Narrator :
Maia Enrigue Luiselli
Lost Children Archive
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