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Author Kotlowitz, Alex.

Title An American summer [UNABRIDGED sound recording] : love and death in Chicago / Alex Kotlowitz.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Books on Tape, [2019]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Books on CD Nonfiction  364.150835 KOT    DUE 10-16-21
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Description 8 audio discs (9 hr., 53 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Summary The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing about individuals who have emerged from the violence and whose stories capture the capacity--and the breaking point--of the human heart and soul. The result is a spellbinding collection of deeply intimate profiles that upend what we think we know about gun violence in America. Among others, we meet a man who as a teenager killed a rival gang member and twenty years later is still trying to come to terms with what he's done; a devoted school social worker struggling with her favorite student, who refuses to give evidence in the shooting death of his best friend; the witness to a wrongful police shooting who can't shake what he has seen; and an aging former gang leader who builds a place of refuge for himself and his friends.
Subject Youth and violence -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Sound recordings.
Violent crimes -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Sound recordings.
Victims of violent crimes -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Sound recordings.
African American youth -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Sound recordings.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Sound recordings.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Sound recordings.
Genre Audiobooks.
ISBN 9781984841179
Music No. PRHA8291 Books on Tape
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