A Year in Reading: Atticus Lish

December 1, 2015 | 1 book mentioned

coverI think Ghettoside by Jill Leovy is a great, important book. First, there’s her choice of subject: a murder epidemic, which has been dismissed and forgotten. There’s her approach: street-level investigative journalism combined with an anthropological, historical perspective. And, finally, there’s her execution: a perfect piece of writing: smooth, dramatic, and making you stop and think.

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is the author of Preparation for the Next Life, and the recipient of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award. He lives in New York City.

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