Description - Hella Nation by Evan Wright
Evan Wright has always had an affinity with outsiders - what he calls 'the lost tribes of America'. In Hella Nation, he takes us on a deeply personal journey to meet people for whom the American dream is either just out of grasp, or something they have chosen to reject altogether. From radical anarchists plotting the overthrow of capitalism and his stark but sympathetic portraits of sex workers in Porn Valley to runaway teens earning a living as skateboard pitchmen and young American troops on the hunt for terrorists in Afghanistan. Sometimes frightening, usually profane, and often darkly comic, Hella Nation is Wright's meticulously observed account of the jagged edges of all those other Americas hiding in plain sight amid the nation's malls and gated communities.
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(198mm x 128mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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Author Biography - Evan Wright
Evan Wright is the New York Times bestselling author of Generation Kill and the co-writer of the award-winning television series it became in collaboration with the creators of The Wire. A contributing editor to Vanity Fair, he has also written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards, and for Generation Kill he received a Los Angeles Times Book Award and a PEN Literary Award, inter alia. He lives in southern California.