American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land (Paperback)

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While disparate at first glance, American Fire turned out to be the book I wanted Hillbilly Elegy to be. Without sacrificing objectivity or sympathy, Hesse has created a gripping, polished account of working class America's resentments and struggles without flirting with condescension or neglecting its strengths. It is a timely, intriguing and poignant book deserving of a wide audience.

— From Wesley

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A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year
One of Amazon's 20 Best Books of the Year
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Buzzfeed, Bustle, NPR, NYLON, and Thrillist
Finalist for the Goodreads Book Award (Nonfiction)
Finalist for the Edgar Award (Best Fact Crime)
A Book of the Month Club Selection
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Selection

"A brisk, captivating and expertly crafted reconstruction of a community living through a time of fear.... Masterful." --Washington Post



Product Details
ISBN: 9781631494512
ISBN-10: 1631494511
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English