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American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631494512
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Liveright - May 22nd, 2018

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.