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Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

Author: Matthew Desmond
Publisher: New York : B\D\W\Y, Broadway Books, [2017] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"In this powerful work of narrative nonfiction, Desmond documents the months he spent living alongside tenants and landlords in Milwaukee, exploring the issues of poverty and homelessness in a segregated city. Taking readers on a journey into the daily lives of families facing eviction, sometimes repeatedly, the author creates a compelling and heartbreaking work that leaves readers wondering how we got here and what
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Desmond
ISBN: 9780553447453 0553447459
OCLC Number: 978257056
Notes: Includes Reader's guide.
Awards: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2017
The Pulitzer Prize, 2017
Description: xviii, 422 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: Cold city --
Part One. Rent. The business of owning the city ; Making rent ; Hot water ; A beautiful collection ; Thirteenth Street ; Rat hole ; The sick ; Christmas in Room 400 --
Part Two. Out. Order some carryout ; Hypes for hire ; The 'hood is good ; Disposable ties ; E-24 ; High tolerance ; A nuisance ; Ashes on snow --
Part Three. After. This is America ; Lobster on food stamps ; Little ; Nobody wants the North Side ; Bigheaded boy ; If they give Momma the punishment ; The Serenity Club ; Can't win for losing --
Epilogue: Home and hope --
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Other Titles: Poverty and profit in the American city
Responsibility: Matthew Desmond.

Abstract:

"In this powerful work of narrative nonfiction, Desmond documents the months he spent living alongside tenants and landlords in Milwaukee, exploring the issues of poverty and homelessness in a segregated city. Taking readers on a journey into the daily lives of families facing eviction, sometimes repeatedly, the author creates a compelling and heartbreaking work that leaves readers wondering how we got here and what we can do to help."--

"In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads ... Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible."--

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