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The Resource Mill town : reckoning with what remains, Kerri Arsenault

Mill town : reckoning with what remains, Kerri Arsenault

Label
Mill town : reckoning with what remains
Title
Mill town
Title remainder
reckoning with what remains
Statement of responsibility
Kerri Arsenault
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A galvanizing and powerful debut, Mill Town is an American story, a human predicament, and a moral wake-up call that asks: what are we willing to tolerate and whose lives are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival? Kerri Arsenault grew up in the rural working class town of Mexico, Maine. For over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that employs most townspeople, including three generations of Arsenault's own family. Years after she moved away, Arsenault realized the price she paid for that seemingly secure childhood. The mill, while providing livelihoods for nearly everyone, also contributed to the destruction of the environment and the decline of the town's economic, moral, and emotional health in a slow-moving catastrophe, earning the area the nickname "Cancer Valley." In Mill Town, Arsenault undertakes an excavation of a collective past, sifting through historical archives and scientific reports, talking to family and neighbors, and examining her own childhood to present a portrait of a community that illuminates not only the ruin of her hometown and the collapse of the working-class of America, but also the hazards of both living in and leaving home, and the silences we are all afraid to violate. In exquisite prose, Arsenault explores the corruption of bodies: the human body, bodies of water, and governmental bodies, and what it's like to come from a place you love but doesn't always love you back"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arsenault, Kerri
Dewey number
  • 974.1/75
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F29.M49
LC item number
A77 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arsenault, Kerri
  • Working class
  • Mexico (Me. : Town)
  • Mexico (Me. : Town)
  • Rumford Mill
  • Rumford (Me.)
  • Paper industry
  • Paper industry
  • Pollution
  • Androscoggin River Region (N.H. and Me.)
Label
Mill town : reckoning with what remains, Kerri Arsenault
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-354)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1190590775
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9781250155931
Lccn
2020019303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1190590775
Label
Mill town : reckoning with what remains, Kerri Arsenault
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-354)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1190590775
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9781250155931
Lccn
2020019303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1190590775

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