The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing stories that capture the capacity - and the breaking point - of the human heart and soul. The result is a spellbinding collection of deeply intimate profiles that upend what we think we know about gun violence in America. Kotlowitz offers a piercingly honest portrait of a city in turmoil. This one summer will stay with you.