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. This will be the last journey they ever take together.
In Central America and Mexico, thousands of children are on a journey of their own, travelling north to the US border. Not all of them will make it there.
Reviews of Lost Children Archive
- ‘Fascinating, haunting, poetic’ Sunday Times
- ‘A mould-breaking new classic … The novel truly becomes novel again in her hands – electric, elastic, alluring, new’ New York Times
- ‘Daring, wholly original, brilliant … a twist on the great American road trip novel, a book about alienation that chronicles fractures, divides, and estrangement’ NPR
- ‘Timely and poignant’ Vogue
- ‘A wonderfully subtle story in which the experience of migrant children is filtered through the delicate, funny, effortlessly poetic account of a family’s road trip from New York to the Mexican border’ Guardian
- ‘Roving and beautiful … a searing indictment of America’s border policy’ Daily Mail
- ‘Powerful and urgent’ Stylist