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The Resource An American Summer

An American Summer

Label
An American Summer
Title
An American Summer
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Summary
From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods.The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing of individuals who have emerged from the violence and whose stories capture the capacity—and the breaking point—of the human heart and soul. The result is a spellbinding collection of deeply intimate profiles that upend what we think we know about gun violence in America. Among others, we meet a man who as a teenager killed a rival gang member, and twenty years later is still trying to come to terms with what he's done; a devoted school social worker struggling with her favorite student, who refuses to give evidence in the shooting death of his best friend; the witness to a wrongful police shooting who can't shake what he has seen; and an aging former gang leader who builds a place of refuge for himself and his friends. Applying the close-up, empathic reporting that made There Are No Children Here a modern classic, Kotlowitz offers a piercingly honest portrait of a city in turmoil. These sketches of those left standing will get in your bones. This one summer will stay with you
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Kotlowitz, Alex
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Label
An American Summer
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:ebdd995d-244c-4cdf-b98c-b1d41f39a174
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385538817
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
An American Summer
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ebdd995d-244c-4cdf-b98c-b1d41f39a174
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385538817
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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