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Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America

Author: Jill Leovy; Rebecca Lowman
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, ℗2015.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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"A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America"--
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Case studies
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Leovy; Rebecca Lowman
ISBN: 9780449009734 0449009734
OCLC Number: 779256420
Notes: Read by Rebecca Lowman.
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Description: 11 audio discs (approximately 13 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Jill Leovy.

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"A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America"--

"On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of black Americans murdered that year. His assailant runs down the street, jumps into an SUV, and vanishes, hoping to join the scores of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes. But as soon as the case is assigned to Detective John Skaggs, the odds shift. Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential, but mostly ignored, American murder--a "ghettoside" killing, one young black man slaying another--and a brilliant and driven cadre of detectives whose creed is to pursue justice for forgotten victims at all costs. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new lens into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities--and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped"--

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