Fires in the Mirror
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Fires in the Mirror

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by Anna Deavere Smith
     
 

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Derived from interviews with a wide range of  people who experienced or observed New York's 1991  Crown Heights racial riots, Fires In The  Mirror is as distinguished a work of  commentary on current Black-White tensions as it is a  work of drama.  See more details below

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Derived from interviews with a wide range of  people who experienced or observed New York's 1991  Crown Heights racial riots, Fires In The  Mirror is as distinguished a work of  commentary on current Black-White tensions as it is a  work of drama.

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ISBN-13:
9780385470148
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
503,575
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Fires in the Mirror 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mc76NYC More than 1 year ago
I read this book while in college. It was eye-opening for me, a native of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, as it gave me a different insight into the people that I grew up around and the infamous incident that became identified with my neigborhood. Deavere Smith does a great job in bringing each of the characters that she plays - and the wider story itself - to life. While highlighting some of the cultural and religious differences of the people who make up Crown Heights, in some respects this is also a social commentary on human nature itself and how we deal with conflict. I highly recommend this book.