Hogs Wild: Selected Reporting Pieces

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ISBN: 9781250132154
Publisher: Picador
Language: English
Page Count: 375
Size: 8.00" l x 5.00" w x 1.00"
Series: N/A

Ian Frazier is one of contemporary America’s most gifted chroniclers. While travelling down south to examine feral hogs, he learns that their presence in a county is a strong indication it votes Republican. He introduces us to a man who, when his house is hit by a supposed meteorite, hopes to transform the errant object into an opportunity for his family, and follows a New York City detective fascinated with rap-music-related crimes. Alongside delighting in the absurdities of contemporary life, the collection further exposes our social reality: pieces on soup kitchens, opioid overdose deaths in Staten Island, and the rise of homelessness in New York City under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

To read Frazier is to become a kind of social and political anthropologist - astute and deeply engaged - with humor never too far behind.

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