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Killings Calvin Trillin

Killings

Calvin Trillin

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ISBN : 9780899192338
231 pages
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Reporters love murders, Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. And he should know: hes a reporter, and his beat is the American scene. Drawn from THE NEW YORKERS U.S. Journal series, KILLINGS brings together vivid, eloquentlyMoreReporters love murders, Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. And he should know: hes a reporter, and his beat is the American scene. Drawn from THE NEW YORKERS U.S. Journal series, KILLINGS brings together vivid, eloquently written pieces that deal with sudden death: the murder of a high-living defense lawyer in Miami, a feud between two Mexican-American families in Southern California, a violent tragedy in an Iowa farm family. Trillins subject, though, is not violence but America itself -- specific people in specific places. With his signature black humor and insight, Calvin Trillin looks beyond the sensational headlines to bring us a view of our nation that cant be found on the city pages of local newspapers. KILLINGS, says Trillin, is meant to be more about how Americans live than about how some of them die.Calvin Trillin is one of the best journalists around. (Jonathan Yardley, Philadelphia Enquirer)