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Cold New World: Growing up in Harder Country

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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

Synopsis:

A gripping narrative . . . Finnegan's real achievement is to attach identities to the steady stream of faceless statistics that tell us America's social problems are more serious than we want to believe.--The Washington Post

For years, Bill Finnegan, a masterful reporter, has immersed himself in the world of the young and the lost. The reports he brings from four corners of the country, four desperate corners, will tell you more about the drug problem and more about what ails America than any other book I know of. Cold New World is chilling and dark, but it also vibrates with life.--David Remnick

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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:
9780307766144
Subtitle:
Growing up in a Harder Country
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Finnegan, William
Author:
William Finnegan
Subject:
1980-
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
International
Subject:
Subculture
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence
Subject:
Poverty -- United States.
Subject:
Subculture -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Poverty
Subject:
Social Science : Poverty
Subject:
Political Science : Economic Conditions
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990607
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
448

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Parenting Teens
History and Social Science » American Studies » Poverty
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Poverty

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Product details 448 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307766144 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A gripping narrative . . . Finnegan's real achievement is to attach identities to the steady stream of faceless statistics that tell us America's social problems are more serious than we want to believe.--The Washington Post

For years, Bill Finnegan, a masterful reporter, has immersed himself in the world of the young and the lost. The reports he brings from four corners of the country, four desperate corners, will tell you more about the drug problem and more about what ails America than any other book I know of. Cold New World is chilling and dark, but it also vibrates with life.--David Remnick

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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