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Lost Children Archive

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2020

LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019

The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature

Suppose you and Pa were gone, and we were lost. What would happen then?

A family in New York packs the car and sets out on a road trip. A mother, a father, a boy and a girl, they head south west, to the Apacheria, the regions of the US which used to be Mexico. They drive for hours through desert and mountains. They stop at diners when they’re hungry and sleep in motels when it gets dark. The little girl tells surreal knock knock jokes and makes them all laugh. The little boy educates them all and corrects them when they’re wrong. The mother and the father are barely speaking to each other.

Meanwhile, thousands of children are journeying north, travelling to the US border from Central America and Mexico. A grandmother or aunt has packed a backpack for them, putting in a bible, one toy, some clean underwear. They have been met by a coyote: a man who speaks to them roughly and frightens them. They cross a river on rubber tubing and walk for days, saving whatever food and water they can. Then they climb to the top of a train and travel precariously in the open container on top. Not all of them will make it to the border.

In a breath-taking feat of literary virtuosity, Lost Children Archive intertwines these two journeys to create a masterful novel full of echoes and reflections – a moving, powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Valeria Luiselli is a writer of formidable talent, destined to be an important voice in Latin American letters. Her vision and language are precise, and the power of her intellect is in evidence on every page." - Daniel Alarcón

"A novelist of a rare vitality." - Ali Smith


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May 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Lost Children Archive (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
ISBN: 1-4328-6459-9 / 978-1-4328-6459-0 (USA edition)
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January 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lost Children Archive: WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2020
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February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lost Children Archive: A novel
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lost Children Archive: WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2020
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
ISBN: 0-00-829005-9 / 978-0-00-829005-4 (UK edition)
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February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lost Children Archive: A novel
Author(s): Valeria Luiselli
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lost Children Archive: WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2020
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lost Children Archive: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-5247-1150-0 / 978-1-5247-1150-4 (USA edition)
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Title: Lost Children Archive
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Lost Children Archive
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lost Children Archive
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lost Children Archive: A Novel
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Title: Lost Children Archive: A Novel
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Title: Lost Children Archive: A novel
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Title: Lost Children Archive: WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2020
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