The Wagon and Other Stories from the City (BOK)

Martin Preib

119,00 11900
Sendes vanligvis innen 5-15 dager
Martin Preib is an officer in the Chicago Police Department - a beat cop whose first assignment as a rookie policeman was working on the wagon that picks up the dead. Inspired by Preib's daily life on the job, "The Wagon and Other Stories from the City" chronicles the outer and inner lives of both a Chicago cop and the city itself. This book follows Preib as he transports body bags, forges an unlikely connection with his female partner, trains a younger officer, and finds himself among people long forgotten - or rendered invisible - by the rest of society. Preib recounts how he navigates the tenuous labyrinths of race and class in the urban metropolis, such as a domestic disturbance call involving a gang member and his abused girlfriend or a run-in with a group of drunk yuppies. As he encounters the real and imagined geographies of Chicago, the city reveals itself to be not just a backdrop but a central force in his narrative of life and death. Preib's accounts, all told in his breathtaking prose, come alive in ways that readers will long remember.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Martin Preib
Forlag
University of Chicago Press
ISBN 9780226679822
Antall sider 176 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 213 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Memoirs, Police & security services