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The Resource An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz

An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz

Label
An American summer : love and death in Chicago
Title
An American summer
Title remainder
love and death in Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Alex Kotlowitz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 communities? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing of those who have emerged from the violence and whose stories reveal the capacity--and the breaking point--of the human heart and soul. The result is a spellbinding collection of deeply intimate stories 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 who, twenty years later, is still trying to come to terms with what he did; a devoted school social worker smuggling 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. Applying the close-up, empathic reporting that made There Are No Children Here a modern classic, Kotlowitz offers a tenderhearted yet piercingly honest testament to the strength of the human spirit. These sketches of those left standing will get in your bones. This one summer will stay with you."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kotlowitz, Alex
Dewey number
364.150835/0977311
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ799.2.V56
LC item number
K68 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Youth and violence
  • Violent crimes
  • Victims of crimes
  • African American youth
  • African Americans
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • African Americans
  • Social history
  • Violent crimes
  • Youth and violence
  • Illinois
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
Label
An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude to a summer -- May 4: The tightrope, a story in four parts -- May 12: Mother's Day -- May 23: A conversation: the OGs -- May 31: The tightrope, part two -- June 13: The tweets -- June 16: Father's Day -- June 24: The witnesses, part one -- July 5: The (annotated) eulogy -- July 8: I ain't going nowhere, part one -- July 14: Going home -- July 17: Day of atonement -- July 25: The two Geralds -- August 15: The tightrope, part three -- August 17: Artifacts -- August 22: I ain't going nowhere, part two -- August 24: This is what he remembers -- August 29: The disco tour -- August 31: The witnesses, part two -- September 8: The tightrope, part four -- September 19: False endings
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385538817
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EBDD995D-244C-4CDF-B98C-B1D41F39A174
System control number
  • on1089392757
  • (OCoLC)1089392757
Label
An American summer : love and death in Chicago, Alex Kotlowitz
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude to a summer -- May 4: The tightrope, a story in four parts -- May 12: Mother's Day -- May 23: A conversation: the OGs -- May 31: The tightrope, part two -- June 13: The tweets -- June 16: Father's Day -- June 24: The witnesses, part one -- July 5: The (annotated) eulogy -- July 8: I ain't going nowhere, part one -- July 14: Going home -- July 17: Day of atonement -- July 25: The two Geralds -- August 15: The tightrope, part three -- August 17: Artifacts -- August 22: I ain't going nowhere, part two -- August 24: This is what he remembers -- August 29: The disco tour -- August 31: The witnesses, part two -- September 8: The tightrope, part four -- September 19: False endings
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385538817
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EBDD995D-244C-4CDF-B98C-B1D41F39A174
System control number
  • on1089392757
  • (OCoLC)1089392757

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