Tales of Two Cities - The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York
In a city where the top one percent earns more than a half-million dollars per year while 25 thousand children are homeless, public discourse about our entrenched and worsening wealth gap has never been more sorely needed. This remarkable anthology of essays and stories is the literary world's response, with leading lights including Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz and Lydia Davis bearing witness to the experience of ordinary New Yorkers in extraordinarily unequal circumstances. With contributions from some of the most popular contemporary writers of today.
John Freeman is a former president of the National Book Critics Circle and was editor of ""Granta"" until 2013. He has written for the" "New York Times Book Review"," the"" Los Angeles Times"," the" "Wall Street Journal"," and the"" Guardian"" (London).