Cold New World: Growing up in a Harder Country

Cold New World: Growing up in a Harder Country

by William Finnegan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0375753826

ISBN-13: 9780375753824

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375753824
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks Series
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
660,431
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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