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Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal

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Title: Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal
Author: Walters, Wendy S
ISBN: 9781941411049
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Published: 2015
Binding: Book
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

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In the manner of Calvino's Invisible Cities, Wendy S. Walters's essays deftly explore the psyches of cities such as Chicago, Detroit, New York, Portsmouth, and Washington, D.C. In Cleveland, she interviews an African-American playwright who draws great reviews, but can't muster an audience. An on-air telephone chat between a DJ and his listeners drives a discussion of race and nutrition in Chicago Radio. In Manhattanville the author, out for a walk with her biracial son, is mistaken for his nanny. Each essay explores societal questions--how eras of immense growth can leave us unable to prosper from that growth, how places intended for safety become fraught with danger, and how race and gender bias threaten our communities. Walters's haunting utterances are beautifully precise estimations of a place and its people.