Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

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From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America


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 a month she has… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

“Evicted” is that rare work that has something genuinely new to say about poverty. Desmond makes a convincing case that policymakers and academics have overlooked the role of the private rental market, and that eviction “is a cause, not just a condition, of poverty.”

The burden of “Evicted,” Matthew Desmond’s astonishing book, is to show that the world Lamar inhabits is indeed hell, or as close an approximation as you are likely to find in a 21st-century American city.

“Evicted” is most memorable for its characters, rendered in such high-resolution detail that their ghost images linger if you shut your eyes.

Book Details  

Publisher: Broadway Books (March 01, 2016)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 5.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2017 winner, National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2016 winner

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