Imperial by William T. Vollmann

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<img src="/static/pages/publishersoffice/images/icon_featuredin3.jpg"> An epic research of an emblematic American area by means of considered one of our such a lot celebrated writers

It sprawls throughout a stinking synthetic sea, around the deserts, date groves, and exertions camps of southeastern California, correct around the Mexican border. For generations of migrant employees, from Okies fleeing the airborne dirt and dust Bowl of the Nineteen Thirties to Mexican workers at the present time, Imperial County has held the promise of paradise-and the truth of hell. it's a land appealing and cruel, attractive and lethal, wealthy in heritage and heartbreak. around the border, the desolate tract is identical yet there are assorted secrets and techniques. In Imperial, award-winning author William T. Vollmann takes us deep into the center of this haunted sector, and by way of extension into the darkish soul of yankee imperialism.

recognized for his penetrating meditations on poverty and violence, Vollmann has spent ten years doggedly investigating each aspect of this bi-national locus, raiding data, exploring polluted rivers, guarded factories, and chinese language tunnels, conversing with each person from farmers to frame patrolmen in his look for the fading American dream and its Mexican similar. the result's an imposing publication that addresses present debates on immigration, agribusiness, and company exploitation, concerns that might outline America's id within the twenty-first century.

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