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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

“Waiting On” Wednesday: Say Nice Things about Detroit


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

Say Nice Things about Detroit by Scott Lasser

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert returns to a place that most people flee. But David is making his own escape from his divorce and the death of his son. In Detroit, David learns about the double shooting of his high school girlfriend Natalie and her black half-brother, Dirk. As David becomes involved with Natalie s sister, he will discover that both he and his hometown have reasons to hope.

As compelling an urban portrait as The Wire, and a touching love story, Say Nice Things About Detroit takes place in a racially polarized, economically collapsing city that doesn't seem like a place for rebirth. But as David tries to make sense of the mystery behind Natalie s death and puts back the pieces of his own life, he is forced to answer a simple question: if you want to go home again, what do you do if home is Detroit?

Publishing July 2, 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Great picks. Love the blog, new follower on GFC : )


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