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An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Kotlowitz has been writing about Chicago for decades, and this is perhaps his most intimate and powerful work to date. Exploring one specific time in Chicago—the summer of 2013—Kotlowitz unveils a series of completely immersive, heart-wrenching portraits of those affected by gun violence in the city. Here, pervasive poverty and systemic racism often blur the lines between offender and victim, and the book raises important questions about community, gang culture, and privilege. This is the Chicago that most Chicagoans don’t know (or choose to ignore), yet Kotlowitz proves that it is as much a part of the fabric of the city as a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Complicated, brutal, illuminating, and urgent, this is investigative journalism at its very best, a masterful work that is sure to inspire action. The writing may be Kotlowitz, but the voices contained within the book belong to those affected most by gun violence, and these voices cannot be ignored.

— Shane

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432866365
ISBN-10: 1432866362
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: July 17th, 2019
Pages: 525
Language: English
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