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Tales of two Americas : stories of inequality in a divided nation / edited by John Freeman.

Freeman, John, 1974- (compiler.).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

Thirty-six major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided America-including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Hector Tobar, Joyce Carol Oates, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Russo, Eula Bliss, Karen Russell, and many more. America is broken. You don't need a fistful of statistics to know this. Visit any city, and evidence of our shattered social compact will present itself. From Appalachia to the Rust Belt and down to rural Texas, the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest stretches to unimaginable chasms. Whether the cause of this inequality is systemic injustice, the entrenchment of racism in our culture, the long war on drugs, or immigration policies, it endangers not only the American Dream but our very lives. In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many people.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 813.0108355 .F855t 2017 (Text) 37814003348407 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/21/2021 Checked out 08/13/2021
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 339.2 TALES (Text) 37620000892309 New Adult Book None 01/16/2018 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 818.01 FRE (Text) 33892006236955 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 09/07/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143131038
  • ISBN: 0143131036
  • Physical Description: xviii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-330).
Formatted Contents Note:
Death by gentrification / Rebecca Solnit -- i'm sick of pretending to give a shit about what whypeepo think / Danez Smith -- Notes of a native daughter / Sandra Cisneros -- Dosas / Edwidge Danticat -- American work / Richard Russo -- Fieldwork / Manuel Muñoz -- For the ones who put their names on the wall / Juan Felipe Herrera -- Trash food / Chris Offutt -- Some houses (various stages of dissolve) / Claire Vaye Watkins -- Mobility / Julia Alvarez -- Youth from every quarter / Kirstin Valdez Quade -- Outside / Kiese Laymon -- White debt / Eula Biss -- Leander / Joyce Carol Oates -- Fault lines / Ru Freeman -- We share the rain, and not much else / Timothy Egan -- Blood brother / Sarah Smarsh -- Hillsides and flatlands / Héctor Tobar -- Invisible wounds / Jess Ruliffson -- How / Roxane Gay -- Enough to lose / RS Deeren -- To the man asleep in our driveway who might be named Phil / Anthony Doerr -- Soup kitchen / Annie Dillard -- Howlin' Wolf / Kevin Young -- Looking for a home / Karen Russell -- Visible city / Rickey Laurentiis -- Portion / Joy Williams -- Apartment 1G / Nami Mun -- Happy / Brad Watson -- Good neighbor is hard to find / Whitney Terrell -- Here in a state of tectonic tension / Lawrence Joseph -- Once there was a spot / Larry Watson -- Hurray for losers / Dagoberto Gilb -- Ciudad mágica / Patricia Engel -- American arithmetic / Natalie Diaz -- Worthless servant / Ann Patchett.
Summary, etc.:
Thirty-six major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided America-including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Hector Tobar, Joyce Carol Oates, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Russo, Eula Bliss, Karen Russell, and many more. America is broken. You don't need a fistful of statistics to know this. Visit any city, and evidence of our shattered social compact will present itself. From Appalachia to the Rust Belt and down to rural Texas, the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest stretches to unimaginable chasms. Whether the cause of this inequality is systemic injustice, the entrenchment of racism in our culture, the long war on drugs, or immigration policies, it endangers not only the American Dream but our very lives. In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many people.
Subject: Social problems > United States > Fiction.
Social justice > United States > Fiction.
Social conflict > United States > Fiction.
United States > Ethnic relations > Fiction.
United States > Race relations > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.

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