Tales Of Two Cities by John Freeman

Tales Of Two Cities Paperback Sep 8 2015

By John Freeman
Paperback
$12.37 USD

In a city where the top one percent earns more than a half-million dollars per year while twenty-five thousand children are homeless, public discourse about our entrenched and worsening wealth gap has never been more sorely needed. This remarkable anthology is the literary world's response, with leading lights including Zadie Smith, Junot Díaz, and Lydia Davis bearing witness to the experience of ordinary New Yorkers in extraordinarily unequal circumstances. Through fiction and reportage, these writers convey the indignities and heartbreak, the callousness and solidarities, of living side by side with people of starkly different means. They shed light on the subterranean lives of homeless people who must find a bed in the city's tunnels; the stresses that gentrification can bring to neighbors in a Brooklyn apartment block; the shenanigans of seriously alienated night-shift paralegals; the trials of a housing defendant standing up for tenants' rights; and the humanity that survives in the midst of a deeply divided city. Tales of Two Cities is a brilliant, moving, and ultimately galvanizing clarion call for a city-and a nation-in crisis.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin USA
Publication date
Sep 8 2015
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780143128304
ISBN-10
0143128302
Weight
247g
Dimensions
140.0mm by 210.0mm

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