Bloodbath Nation

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Product Details

Price
$24.00  $22.32
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.5 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780802160454

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About the Author

SPENCER OSTRANDER was born in Seattle in 1984 and has
lived in New York City for the past two decades. He has done extensive work in
all forms of photography and has recently completed two other book projects: Long
Live King Kobe
with text by Paul Auster and Times Square in the Rain.

Reviews

"[Bloodbath Nation is] remarkably
powerful...Accompanying Auster's sobering, impassioned plea are haunting
black-and-white photographs taken by Spencer Ostrander." -Alex Kotlowitz in
the Washington Post
"Auster's book is exactly what is needed at this
time." --Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Loaded: A Disarming
History of the Second Amendment
"[A] powerful look at the causes and consequences of
gun violence in America.... For Auster, who casts doubt on the likelihood of
judicial or legislative remedies, the end to the gun debate will only occur
when 'both sides want it, and in order for that to happen, we would first have
to conduct an honest, gut-wrenching examination of who we are and who we want
to be as a people going forward into the future.' This trenchant account goes a
long way toward making that possible."--Publishers Weekly (starred
review)
"Exceptional in its clarity and arresting in its sense of
urgency... A harrowing, haunting reflection on the routine slaughter wrought by
guns." --Kirkus (starred review)"A rigorous and evocative grappling with mass tragedies in
this time of 'furious discord.'"--Booklist
"An anguished cry of bafflement at this country's obsession
for guns... deals with the societal consequences of sacrificing thousands of
lives." --Library Journal"Deft and dogged and entirely too contemplative to be a
screed... Accounts of [Auster's] personal experience with guns merge with
sociological observations and a partial inventory of mass shootings in the U.S...
Will the message of Bloodbath Nation reverberate outside the
echo chamber of Auster's fellow gun-control advocates? [Auster's] generally
measured tone makes it seem possible."--Shelf Awareness