Thorndike Press

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

  • Matthew Desmond
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  • ISBN-10: 1432843389
  • ISBN-13: 9781432843380
  • DDC: 339.4
  • Shipping Weight: 1.70 lbs ( .77 kgs)
  • 686 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released September 2017



A New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the Pen/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Winner of The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Winner of the 2017 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism
Winner of the Chicago Tribute Heartland Prize
Named One of the Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review • The Boston Globe • The Washington Post • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • The New Yorker • Bloomberg • Esquire • Buzzfeed • Fortune • San Francisco Chronicle • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Politico • The Week • Bookpage • Kirkus Reviews • Amazon • Barnes and Noble Review • Apple • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly • Booklist • Shelf Awareness

Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems.


Customer Reviews

“Gripping storytelling and meticulous research undergird this outstanding ethnographic study.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)