Lost Children Archive -- Valeria Luiselli

Staff Pick

Even for anyone who’s read Luiselli’s work in the past, this new novel will be a revelation. A wife, a husband, a son, and a daughter go on a road trip from New York City to the Southwest desert to find and document existences stolen from the surrounding landscape, Apaches and child migrants alike. (It shares some similarities to her This Is How It Ends, which chronicled her time as a translator for Central American refugees.) What makes this the heartbreaking yet consoling story it is, amidst its understandable unease and anger, is the family portrait providing the book’s bones: a family that might never be whole in spite of all the experiences and in-joke legends that should bind them together. Describing this book simply is as impossible as describing what our loved ones mean to us.

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ISBN: 9780525520610
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Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

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