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Ghettoside: a true story of murder in America

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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.   Praise for Ghettoside   "Moving and engrossing." -- San Francisco Chronicle   "A serious and kaleidoscopic achievement . . . [Jill Leovy is] a crisp writer with a crisp mind and the ability to boil entire skies of information into hard journalistic rain." --Dwight Garner, The New York Times   "Leovy's relentless reporting has produced a book packed with valuable, hard-won insights--and it serves as a crucial, 366-page reminder that 'black lives matter.' " -- The New York Times Book Review   "Masterful . . . gritty reporting that matches the police work behind it." -- Los Angeles Times " Ghettoside is fantastic. It does what the best narrative nonfiction does: It transcends its subject by taking one person's journey and making it all our journeys. That's what makes this not just a gritty, heart-wrenching, and telling book, but an important one. From the patrol cop to the president, everyone needs to read this book." --Michael Connelly   "Jill Leovy writes with exceptional sharpness and tautness, and her pages glow and glitter with the found poetry of the street. This book will take an honored place on the shelf that includes David Simon's classic Homicide and Michelle Alexander's explosive study of mass incarceration, The New Jim Crow ." --Martin Amis   "A gripping and powerful account of urban homicide investigation in the United States." --Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Devil in the Grove   "Unmissable . . . I'm astonished by Jill Leovy's forthcoming Ghettoside . Police and race in America are examined with forensic skill and furious, exceptional prose. Lucid, revelatory, superbly written, incredibly timely. A book of the year." --Chris Cleave, author of Little Bee " Ghettoside is a brilliant taxonomic investigation into the American violence epidemic disguised as a highly entertaining true crime book." --Matt Taibbi, author of The Divide   "Absorbing . . . Readers may come for Leovy's detective story; they will stay for her lucid social critique." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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subject_facet African Americans -- Death, Audiobooks, Homicide -- United States, Murder -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies, Murder -- United States
title_display Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America
title_full Ghettoside : a true story of murder in America / Jill Leovy, Ghettoside A True Story of Murder in America, Ghettoside [sound recording] : a true story of murder in America / Jill Leovy
title_short Ghettoside :
title_sub a true story of murder in America
topic_facet African Americans, Audiobooks, Death, Homicide, Law, Murder, Nonfiction, Sociology, True Crime