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Tales of two Americas: stories of inequality in a divided nation

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Thirty-six major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided America—including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Hector Tobar, Joyce Carol Oates, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Russo, Eula Bliss, Karen Russell, and many more
                 
America is broken. You don’t need a fistful of statistics to know this. Visit any city, and evidence of our shattered social compact will present itself. From Appalachia to the Rust Belt and down to rural Texas, the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest stretches to unimaginable chasms. Whether the cause of this inequality is systemic injustice, the entrenchment of racism in our culture, the long war on drugs, or immigration policies, it endangers not only the American Dream but our very lives.

In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world’s most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many people.
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America is broken. You don’t need a fistful of statistics to know this. Visit any city, and evidence of our shattered social compact will present itself. From Appalachia to the Rust Belt and down to rural Texas, the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest stretches to unimaginable chasms. Whether the cause of this inequality is systemic injustice, the entrenchment of racism in our culture, the long war on drugs, or immigration policies, it endangers not only the American Dream but our very lives.

In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world’s most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many people.
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subject_facetAmerican essays
American poetry
Equality -- United States
Equality -- United States -- Fiction
Equality -- United States -- Poetry
Short stories, American
Social conflict -- United States
Social conflict -- United States -- Fiction
Social conflict -- United States -- Poetry
Social justice -- United States
Social justice -- United States -- Fiction
Social justice -- United States -- Poetry
Social problems -- United States
Social problems -- United States -- Fiction
Social problems -- United States -- Poetry
United States -- Ethnic relations
United States -- Ethnic relations -- Fiction
United States -- Ethnic relations -- Poetry
United States -- Race relations
United States -- Race relations -- Fiction
United States -- Race relations -- Poetry
title_displayTales of two Americas : stories of inequality in a divided nation
title_fullTales of Two Americas Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation
Tales of two Americas : stories of inequality in a divided nation / edited by John Freeman
Tales of two Americas : stories of inequality in a divided nation [electronic resource]
title_shortTales of two Americas
title_substories of inequality in a divided nation
topic_facetAmerican essays
American poetry
Equality
Ethnic relations
Fiction
Literature
Race relations
Short stories, American
Social conflict
Social justice
Social problems