The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood

Author(s): SIMON DAVID

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Praise for The Corner
"The Corner is an intimate, intense dispatch from the broken heart of urban America. It is impossible to read these pages and not feel stunned at the high price, in human potential, in thwarted aspirations, that simple survival on the streets of West Baltimore demands of its citizens. An important document, as devastating as it is lucid."
--Richard Price, author of Clockers
"The Corner is a remarkable book--very tough, very demanding, very rewarding. Some of it is brutal and all of it is heartbreaking. As a reporter, I can only stand back and admire David Simon and Edward Burns for an amazing piece of reportage. To be there for an entire year, to make sense of random events and a list of characters long enough to make Charles Dickens envious, and to write coherently--it's a breathtaking achievement. And they manage to make West Baltimore as much a character as any of the flesh-and-blood people in the book."
--Glenn Frankel, author of Beyond th

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  • : 9780767900317
  • : Broadway Books
  • : Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
  • : 0.524
  • : February 2002
  • : 205mm X 142mm X 32mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 364.17709752
  • : 543
  • : illustrations