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Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

Author: Matthew Desmond
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the 20 dollars a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Desmond
ISBN: 9780553447439 0553447432 9780553447453 0553447459 0553447440 9780553447446 9780241260852 024126085X
OCLC Number: 915135748
Awards: New York Times Best Sellers List.
Pulitzer Prize winner, General Nonfiction, 2017.
Description: x, 418 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Author's note --
Prologue : Cold city --
pt. 1, Rent. The business of owning the city ; Making rent ; Hot water ; A beautiful collection ; Thirteenth Street ; Rat hole ; The sick ; Christmas in Room 400 --
pt. 2, Out. Order some carryout ; Hypes for hire ; The 'hood is good ; Disposable ties ; E-24 ; High tolerance ; A nuisance ; Ashes on snow --
pt. 3, 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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Arleen spends nearly all her money on rent but is kicked out with her kids in Milwaukee's coldest winter for years. Doreen's home is so filthy her family call it 'the rat hole'. Lamar, a  Read more...
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