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A phenomenally gripping account of a homicide investigation explodes the myths around policing and race.

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Jill Leovy is an award-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Ghettoside was a Finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award, winner of the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Ridenhour Book Prize, the California Book Award Nonfiction Gold Medal, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for Non-fiction, the PEN USA Research Non-fiction Award, the Carla Furstenburg Cohen Literary Prize in Nonfiction, and was a nominee for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.


Riveting ... extraordinary ... For long passages, it enveloped and transported me more completely than any other work of nonfiction I have ever read -- Ed Caesar * Sunday Times *
Lucid, revelatory, superbly written, incredibly timely. I was astonished by Jill Leovy's Ghettoside in which police and race in America are examined with forensic skill and furious, exceptional prose. Unmissable. -- Chris Cleave
Exceptional. This book will take an honoured place on the shelf that includes David Simon's classic Homicide -- Martin Amis
Fantastic. Not just a gritty, heart-wrenching, and telling book, but an important one. Everyone needs to read this book -- Michael Connelly
The best crime journalism since Serial * Esquire *

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