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Title:Postcards from the End of America
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Linh Dinh
Publisher:Seven Stories Press
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Number of Pages:320
Category:travel, non-fiction, history, the-americas, united-states

Postcards from the End of America by Linh Dinh

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Postcards from the End of America Roaming the country by bus and train on a budget and without any institutional support Linh Dinh set out to document in words and pictures what life is like for people From Los Angeles Cheyenne Portland and New Orleans to Jackson and Wolf Point Linh walked miles and miles through unfamiliar neighborhoods talking to whoever would talk to him the homeless living in tent cities the peddlers the protestors the public preachers the prostitutes With the uncompromising eye of a Walker Evans or a Dorothea Lange and the indomitable forthright prose of a modern day Nelson Algren or James Agee Dinh documents the appalling and the absurd with warmth and honesty giving voice to America s often forgotten citizens and championing the awesome strength it takes to survive for those on the bottom .

Growing out of a photo and political writing blog Linh has maintained since i Postcards from the End of America i is an unflinching diary of what Linh sees as the accelerating collapse of America Tracking the economic political and social unraveling from the casinos to the abandoned factories and over all the sidewalks in between with a poet s incisive tongue Linh shows us the uncanny power of the people in the face of societal devastation

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