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Description - Evicted by Matthew Desmond

'Essential. A compelling and damning exploration of the abuse of one of our basic human rights- shelter.' Owen Jones

Arleen spends nearly all her money on rent but is kicked out with her kids in Milwaukee's coldest winter for years. Doreen's home is so filthy her family call it 'the rat hole'. Lamar, a wheelchair-bound ex-soldier, tries to work his way out of debt for his boys. Scott, a nurse turned addict, lives in a gutted-out trailer. This is their world. And this is the twenty-first century- where fewer and fewer people can afford a simple roof over their head.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141983318
ISBN-10: 0141983310
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Matthew Desmond

2015 MacArthur 'Genius' award winner Matthew Desmond is an associate professor of sociology and social science at Harvard University and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project. He is the author of the award-winning book On The Fireline and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and Chicago Tribune.

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