Streaming af e- og lydbøger Stream e- og lydbøger Prøv gratis

A $500 House in Detroit

af

Du sparer 19% fra forlagets pris
A $500 House in Detroit
  • Leveringstid 4-6 hverdage
  • Forventet levering 03-07-2018
Køb til medlemspris og få altid fri fragt.
Prøv 14 dage gratis (herefter 79,-/md.).

Læs mere om Saxo Premium her.
  • Op til 70% rabat
  • Fri fragt
  • Stream 30.000 e- og lydbøger
  • Bog, paperback (kr. 129,95) (kr. 159,95)
    1. Beskrivelse

      A young college grad buys a house in Detroit for $500 and attempts to restore it—and his new neighborhood—to its original glory in this “deeply felt, sharply observed personal quest to create meaning and community out of the fallen…A standout” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

      Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, decides to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread poverty, and rampant crime. Arriving with no job, no friends, and no money, Philp buys a ramshackle house for five hundred dollars in the east side neighborhood known as Poletown. The roomy Queen Anne he now owns is little more than a clapboard shell on a crumbling brick foundation, missing windows, heat, water, electricity, and a functional roof.



      A $500 House in Detroit is Philp’s raw and earnest account of rebuilding everything but the frame of his house, nail by nail and room by room. “Philp is a great storyteller…[and his] engrossing” (Booklist) tale is also of a young man finding his footing in the city, the country, and his own generation. We witness his concept of Detroit shift, expand, and evolve as his plan to save the city gives way to a life forged from political meaning, personal connection, and collective purpose. As he assimilates into the community of Detroiters around him, Philp guides readers through the city’s vibrant history and engages in urgent conversations about gentrification, racial tensions, and class warfare.



      Part social history, part brash generational statement, part comeback story, A $500 House in Detroit “shines [in its depiction of] the ‘radical neighborliness’ of ordinary people in desperate circumstances” (Publishers Weekly). This is an unforgettable, intimate account of the tentative revival of an American city and a glimpse at a new way forward for generations to come.

      Andre udgaver:

      Bog, hardback

    2. Yderligere info
      Udgivelsesdato:
      10-04-2018
      Sprog:
      Engelsk
      ISBN13:
      9781476797991
      Sidetal:
      304
      Vægt:
      249 g
      Højde:
      19 mm
      Bredde:
      140 mm
      Forlag:
      Scribner
      Mærkat:
      Bog, paperback
      Målgruppe:
      For adult education
      Format:
      Paperback
      Udgave:
      Reprint
      • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

        A man describes his experiences buying a house in Detroit in 2009 for $500 and rebuilding it himself and shares the struggles, pain, and joy of being part of the rebirth of a city in massive decline.

    3. Anmeldelser

      Kundernes boganmeldelser af A $500 House in Detroit

    Fandt du ikke hvad du søgte?

    Hvis denne bog ikke er noget for dig, kan du benytte kategorierne nedenfor til at finde andre titler. Klik på en kategori for at se lignende bøger.