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Poor People

Poor People( )
Author: Vollmann, William T.
ISBN:978-0-06-087884-9
Publication Date:Jan 2008
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Harper Perennial
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

That was the simple yet groundbreaking question William T. Vollmann asked in cities and villages around the globe. The result of Vollmann's fearless inquiry is a view of poverty unlike any previously offered.

Poor People struggles to confront poverty in all its hopelessness and brutality, its pride and abject fear, its fierce misery and quiet resignation, allowing the poor to explain the causes and consequences of their impoverishment in their own cultural, social, and...
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Book Details
Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Poverty & Homelessness
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.16 Inches
Book Weight:1.1 Pounds
Author Biography
Vollmann, William T. (Author)
Journalist and novelist William T. Vollmann was born in 1959 and educated at Cornell University.

He worked as a comptuer programmer before becoming a journalist and covering Bosnia, Sarajevo and Afghanistan.

He has written extensively since 1987, when his first book, You Bright and Risen Angels, was published. The Atlas (1996) won the PEN Center USA West Award for the best novel by a writer living west of the Mississippi. His newest work of Non-Fiction is entitled, Imperial.

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