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Cold New World: Growing Up in Harder Country (Modern Library)

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Publisher Comments:

New Yorker writer William Finnegan spent time with families in four communities across America and became an intimate observer of the lives he reveals in these beautifully rendered portraits: a fifteen-year-old drug dealer in blighted New Haven, Connecticut; a sleepy Texas town transformed by crack; Mexican American teenagers in Washington State, unable to relate to their immigrant parents and trying to find an identity in gangs; jobless young white supremacists in a downwardly mobile L.A. suburb. Important, powerful, and compassionate, Cold New World gives us an unforgettable look into a present that presages our future.

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

A Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction of 1998 selection

One of the Voice Literary Supplement's Twenty-five Favorite Books of 1998

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-396) and index.

About the Author

William Finnegan has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1987. He is the author of A Complicated War: The Harrowing of Mozambique; Dateline Soweto: Travels with Black South African Reporters; and Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid, which was named one of the ten best nonfiction books of 1986 by The New York Times Book Review. He was a National Magazine Award finalist in both 1990 and 1995. He lives in New York City with his wife.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375753824
Subtitle:
Growing Up in Harder Country
Author:
Finnegan, William
Author:
Finnegan, William
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
International
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
1980-
Subject:
Subculture
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence
Subject:
Poverty -- United States.
Subject:
Subculture -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19990607
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.9 in 1.025 lb

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