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Location(s): Chicago, Guatemala, Mexico, Paris
Sharp and intimate, Douglas Cowie’s reimagining of the turbulent love affair between Simone de Beauvoir and Nelson Algren asks what it means to love and be loved by the right person at the wrong time. Chicago, 1947: on a...
Charles “Cash” Carmichael traded his high-rise condo and family-firm career for a job coaching soccer for Chicago’s inner-city kids. He’s adjusting to living on minimum wage when his young cousin, newly out and running away from home, shows up...
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): Turn of the 20th Century
Upton Sinclair’s dramatic and deeply moving story exposed the brutal conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the twentieth century and brought into sharp moral focus the appalling odds against which immigrants and other working people struggled...