Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, September 19, 7:30 PM
John Freeman presents Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation
With contributors Kirstin Valdez Quade, Ru Freeman, Lawrence Joseph and Jess Rulifson
In a new anthology from the editor of Freeman’s, 36 major contemporary writers look beyond numbers and data to examine life in a deeply divided America. Tales of Two Americas takes us from Appalachia to the Rust Belt and down to rural Texas, investigating the profound gap between the wealthiest and the poorest in this nation. These stories, essays, and poems explore the causes of this inequality – be it systemic injustice, the entrenchment of racism in our culture, the long war on drugs, or immigration policies – displaying that it endangers not only the American Dream but our very lives. John Freeman presents his latest anthology with a reading and panel discussion with authors Kirstin Valdez Quade, Ru Freeman, Lawrence Joseph and Jess Rulifson, who contributed pieces to the anthology.