The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood (Paperback)

The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood (Paperback)

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The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known - and cautiously avoided - by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling story of this desolate crossroad. 

Through the eyes of one broken family - two drug-addicted adults and their smart, vulnerable 15-year-old son, DeAndre McCollough, Simon and Burns examine the sinister realities of inner cities across the country and unflinchingly assess why law-enforcement policies, moral crusades, and the welfare system have accomplished so little. This extraordinary book is a crucial look at the price of the drug culture and the poignant scenes of hope, caring, and love that astonishingly rise in the midst of a place America has abandoned.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Broadway Books; 1st edition (June 15, 1998)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 543 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0767900316
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0767900317
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.48 x 1.14 x 8.16 inches