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Description - Heartland: a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

Born a fifth-generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teenage mothers on her maternal side, Smarsh grew up in a family of labourers trapped in a cycle of poverty. She learned about hard work, and also absorbed painful lessons about economic inequality, eventually coming to understand the powerful forces that have blighted the lives of poor and working-class Americans living in the heartland.By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at daily life in America. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, Heartland is a searing, uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925713633
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 304
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2018
Country of Publication: Australia

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