The Unwinding

Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction.  George Packer gives voice to Americans grappling with a transformed nation in this panoramic, deeply felt portrait of small towns and once-thriving cities on the decline.  Our reviewer Brooke Allen found in Packer's true stories "the expansive fictional techniques of Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo."

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