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Detroit City Is the Place to Be The Afterlife of an American Metropolis

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ISBN-10: 1250039231

ISBN-13: 9781250039231

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mark Binelli

List price: $18.00
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Once America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to do the unthinkable: turn the end of days into a laboratory for the future. Urban planners, land speculators, neopastoral agriculturalists, and utopian environmentalists-all have been drawn to Detroit's baroquely decaying, nothing-left-to-lose frontier.With an eye for the darkly absurd and the radically new, Detroit-area native Mark Binelli has chronicled this convergence. Throughout the city's "museum of neglect"-its swaths of abandoned buildings, its miles of urban prairie-he tracks…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 11/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

A first-generation American, Mark Binelli grew up just outside of Detroit, where he worked in his fathers knife-sharpening shop. In an interview, which is available online and will appear in CONTEXT, Binelli said, The knife grinding stuff in the book all comes from my family. Pinzolo, the little town in Italy where my father grew up, for some reason has produced an inordinate number of knife grinders. He graduated from the University of Michigan and received an MFA from Columbia University. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die! is his first novel.