The Resource An American Summer, Alex Kotlowitz, (electronic resource)

An American Summer, Alex Kotlowitz, (electronic resource)

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An American Summer
Title
An American Summer
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Alex Kotlowitz
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eng
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
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  • Politics
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An American Summer, Alex Kotlowitz, (electronic resource)
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Label
An American Summer, Alex Kotlowitz, (electronic resource)
Link
https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/0b1de6b7-703c-4154-ab15-c60520ca64c5
Publication
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digital storage
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not applicable
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stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
0B1DE6B7-703C-4154-AB15-C60520CA64C5
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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