Martha Sprackland

Going to the Wall

Lost Children Archive


Fourth Estate 385pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

The latest great American road story is written by a Mexican woman about one of the most terrible sources of Western shame of our age – the detaining and dehumanising of young children who cross borders in search of safety. The figure we know to be the biggest villain in this sorry saga is not mentioned by name – though, admittedly, neither are the four main characters in Lost Children Archive, though they converse, listen to music and audiobooks, read each other stories and make them up on their long journey from their home in New York City to the bad borderlands at the southern edge of North America.

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