Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. But after a brutal massacre, Lydia and her son must flee from the local drug cartel and join thousands of other people trying to reach American dirt ... A literary achievement, and a story filled with drama and humanity on every page. One of the most important books of the season.