The Resource Lost children archive, Valeria Luiselli

Lost children archive, Valeria Luiselli

Label
Lost children archive
Title
Lost children archive
Statement of responsibility
Valeria Luiselli
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A novel about a family of four, on the cusp of fracture, who take a trip across America--a story told through varying points of view, and including archival documents and photographs
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10755020
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luiselli, Valeria
Dewey number
863.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrant children
  • Immigrant children
  • Illegal alien children
  • Illegal alien children
  • Families
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Lost children archive, Valeria Luiselli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065135401
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780008290047
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
15196687
System control number
(OCoLC)1027836655
Label
Lost children archive, Valeria Luiselli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065135401
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780008290047
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
15196687
System control number
(OCoLC)1027836655

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