The fruit of all my grief : lives in the shadows of the American dream / J. Malcolm Garcia
Book | Seven Stories Press | 2019

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256 pages ; 21 cm
Contents
Sanctuary -- Fishing with the king -- The life sentence of Dicky Joe Jackson and his family -- And the walls came tumbling down -- Backyard battlefields -- Nothing went to waste : considering the life of Ben Kennedy -- What happens after sixteen years in prison -- A product of this town -- Smoke signals -- We are not just refugees -- New missions.
Summary
"Award-winning journalist, J. Malcolm Garcia's, essays highlight the struggle, survival, and endurance of average people affected by the injustices of America's remorseless mammoth institutions and public indifference. They include families and small businesses still recovering from the BP Oil Spill; the man sentenced to life in prison for transporting drugs to save his son's life; the widows of soldiers who died, not in war, but from toxic fumes they were exposed to at their bases overseas; the Iraqi interpreter who was promised American asylum, only to arrive and be forced to live in poverty; and the soaring narratives told in The Fruit of All My Grief let us feel the fears, hopes, and outrage of those living in the shadows of the 'American Dream'"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN
9781609809539 (paperback)
160980953X (paperback)
9781609809546 (ebook)
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