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Publisher cancels Jeanine Cummins tour for American Dirt over safety fears

The publisher of Jeanine Cummins’ controversial novel American Dirt has cancelled the remainder of her promotional tour, citing concerns for her safety.

The novel about a Mexican mother and her young son fleeing to the US border had been praised widely before its 21 January release and was chosen by Oprah Winfrey for her book club. But Mexican American writers have been among those criticizing American Dirt for stereotypical depictions of Mexicans and the large profit she stands to make from the story. Cummins is of Irish and Puerto Rican background.

Source: The Guardian