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Anthony SwoffordThe Place You Love Is Gone is a strange and lovely book, quirky, smart and defiant. It's a social history, a history of place (actually, three places: Akron, Hoboken and Kingston, N.Y.), a water history, a personal history, a moral history, a survey of "lonely cabin" writings. Pierson camouflages her radical manifesto against obscene growth, water stealing and overpopulation behind sweet memories of childhood (lost in the woods, riding a bike anywhere she wanted), mostly unsweet memories of young adulthood in New Jersey (mouse-infested apartments, lousy lovers) and a settled middle adulthood in upstate New York.
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