Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
- Publish Date: 2017-02-28
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Matthew Desmond
WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTIONÂ
In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur âGeniusâ Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as âwrenching and revelatoryâ (The Nation), âvivid and unsettlingâ (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century Americaâs most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.
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