The Resource You don't have to live like this : a novel, Benjamin Markovits, (ebook)

You don't have to live like this : a novel, Benjamin Markovits, (ebook)

Label
You don't have to live like this : a novel
Title
You don't have to live like this
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Markovits
Title variation
You do not have to live like this
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A frighteningly prescient novel of today's America-one man's story of a racially charged real estate experiment in Detroit, Michigan. "You get in the habit of living a certain kind of life, you keep going in a certain direction, but most of the pressure on you is just momentum. As soon as you stop the momentum goes away. It's easier than people think to walk out on things, I mean things like cities, leases, relationships and jobs. "Greg Marnier, Marny to his friends, leaves a job he doesn't much like and moves to Detroit, Michigan in 2009, where an old friend has a big idea about real estate and the revitalization of a once great American city. Once there, he gets involved in a fist-fight between two of his friends, a racially charged trial, an act of vigilante justice, a love affair with a local high school teacher, and a game of three-on-three basketball with the President-not to mention the money-soaked real estate project itself, cut out of 600 acres of emaciated Detroit. Marny's billionaire buddy from Yale, Robert James, calls his project "the Groupon model for gentrification," others call it "New Jamestown," and Marny calls it home- until Robert James asks him to leave. This is the story of what went wrong. You Don't Have to Live Like This is the breakout novel from the "fabulously real" (Guardian) voice of the only American included in Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. Using the framework of our present reality, Benjamin Markovits blurs the line between the fictional and the fact-based, and captures an invisible current threaded throughout American politics, economics, and society that is waiting to explode
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Markovits, Benjamin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Real estate development
  • Racism
  • Electronic books
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • Michigan
Target audience
adult
Label
You don't have to live like this : a novel, Benjamin Markovits, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062376626
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12160245
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12160245
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MWT12160245
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
You don't have to live like this : a novel, Benjamin Markovits, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062376626
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12160245
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12160245
System control number
MWT12160245
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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