Alex Kotlowitz - An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago — in conversation with Jacki Lyden — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Upcoming Event
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In the last twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. Looking for the human and social cost behind these shocking statistics, Kotlowitz spent the summer of 2013 visiting the hardest-hit Chicago neighborhoods, where he talked to victims and perpetrators of violence, their families, and friends. Recounting stories of former gang members haunted twenty years later by crimes they committed as teenagers, of witnesses refusing to give evidence in court, and of communities living with lasting anger against police for wrongful shootings, Kotlowitz overturns many assumptions about violence. Award-winning author of There Are No Children Here—named one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century—Kotlowitz will be in conversation with Jacki Lyden, former NPR correspondent and author of Daughter of the Queen of Sheba.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
The Wharf
Non Fiction
An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385538800
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Published: Nan A. Talese - March 5th, 2019