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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

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Matthew Desmond



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February 28, 2017


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In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” ( The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” ( New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

WINNER OF: The National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction – The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction – The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction – The Hillman Prize for Book Journalism – The PEN/New England Award – The Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize

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