Show Me a Hero : A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption Paperback
by Lisa Belkin
In this highly acclaimed book (the basis of a new HBO miniseries, produced by David Simon, creator of The Wire) Lisa Belkin brings to life a landmark public housing case in Yonkers, New York in riveting detail.
What began with a judge's order to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighbourhoods, ended in the near destruction of a city - sparking prejudices, fanning emotions into flame and eventually leading to murder and suicide.
Belkin's sympathetic portrait of the people at the centre of this crisis - hopeful, fearful, greedy, manipulative, the gamut of human behaviour - is page-turning to its powerful, redemptive end.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 10/09/2015
- Category: Social groups
- ISBN: 9781447295334
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