ISBN 9780525436461, 0525436464
Trade Paperback | 384 pages
The Booker Prize-nominated English-language debut from the two-time NBCC finalist: an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative, and utterly timely novel about a family’s road trip across America.
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. 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. At the same time, those in the car face a crisis of their own, and as they travel west, through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas, the bonds between them begin to fray. Told from multiple points of view and blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity and a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences and how we remember the things that matter to us the most.