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Another Day in the Death of America

Gary Younge

From the much-admired correspondent comes a powerful, moving and important book on the effect of gun crime on children in the US.

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9781783351039
Date Published
27.09.2016
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE, THE JHALAK PRIZE, THE CWA GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION AND THE BREAD AND ROSES AWARD

Saturday, 23rd November 2013. It was just another day in America. And as befits an unremarkable day, ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. Far from being considered newsworthy, these everyday fatalities are simply a banal fact.

The youngest was nine; the oldest nineteen. None made the news. There was no outrage at their passing. It was simply a day like any other day. Gary Younge picked it at random, searched for the families of these children and here, tells their stories. Another Day in the Death of America explores the way these children lived and lost their short lives, offering a searing portrait of the vulnerability of youth in contemporary America.

Critic Reviews

This is Gary Younge's masterwork. You will never read news reports about gun violence the same way again. Brilliantly reported, quietly indignant and utterly gripping. A book to be read through tears.

Naomi Klein
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This book is a righteous challenge to the big insanities of American society; gun ubiquity, racism, poverty and the supine and bland media which taboos genuine discourse on them. It's all the more daring and subversive for its controlled and mannered tone, as it breaks the unwritten law: thou shall not humanize the victims of this ongoing carnage.

Irvine Welsh
Gary Younge

Gary Younge is a Guardian columnist and feature writer based in the US. His books include Who Are We – And Should it Matter in the 21st Century? and No Place Like Home, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. He lives with his family in New York City., Gary Younge is the Editor-at-Large for the Guardian and the Alfred…

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