Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal

Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal


In the style of Calvino's Invisible Cities, Wendy S. Walters's essays deftly discover the psyches of towns corresponding to Chicago, Detroit, long island, Portsmouth, and Washington, D.C. In "Cleveland," she interviews an African-American playwright who attracts nice experiences, yet cannot muster an viewers. An on-air mobile chat among a DJ and his listeners drives a dialogue of race and nutrients in "Chicago Radio." In "Manhattanville" the writer, out for a stroll along with her biracial son, is fallacious for his nanny. each one essay explores societal questions—how eras of big development can go away us not able to prosper from that progress, how areas meant for safeguard develop into fraught with possibility, and the way race and gender bias threaten our groups. Walters's haunting utterances are fantastically special estimations of a spot and its people.

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