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The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Broadway Books
Publication date July 1, 1998
Pages 543
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780767900317
ISBN-10 0767900316
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
The creator of the TV series Homicide and a former police detective spend a year with a broken family in a section of Baltimore plagued by drugs and crime to illuminate the plight of urban America. Reissue. TV tiein. (6part HBO drama, airing April 2000) description: Product Description: The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling story of this desolate crossroad.

Through the eyes of one broken family--two drug-addicted adults and their smart, vulnerable 15-year-old son, DeAndre McCollough, Simon and Burns examine the sinister realities of inner cities across the country and unflinchingly assess why law enforcement policies, moral crusades, and the welfare system have accomplished so little. This extraordinary book is a crucial look at the price of the drug culture and the poignant scenes of hope, caring, and love that astonishingly rise in the midst of a place America has abandoned.

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Reprint edition from Broadway Books (July 1, 1998); titled "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood"
9780767900317 | details & prices | 543 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Chronicles the experiences of a broken family over the course of a year to illustrate life in Baltimore's drug-racked inner-city
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