Evicted : Poverty and Profit in the American City. / Matthew Desmond.
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- ISBN: 9780147526809 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2016.
|General Note:|| Unabridged.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Narrator: Scott Aiello.
|Summary, etc.:|| From Harvard sociologist 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 stories of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse turned heroin addict. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stick up after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. The fate of these families is in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former school teacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs the worst trailer park in the fourth poorest city in the...
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