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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 920 Arsenault
Author: Arsenault, Kerri
Title: Mill town
Remainder of title: reckoning with what remains
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781250155931
: (ebook)
: (hardcover)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781250155955
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us-me
Classification number: F29.M49
Item number: A77 2020
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 974.1/75
Classification number: B
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Kerri Arsenault.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: St Martin's Press
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 2009
: New York :
: St. Martin's Press,
: [2020]
Extent: 314 pages
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 9/25/2020
Purchase price: 27.99
Personal name: Arsenault, Kerri
General subdivision: Family.
Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element: Rumford Mill.
Subject: Working class
Subject: Mexico (Me. : Town)
Subject: Paper industry
Subject: Pollution
Form subdivision: Biography.
Form subdivision: Anecdotes.
General subdivision: Social life and customs.
General subdivision: Environmental aspects
General subdivision: Health aspects
Geographic subdivision: Maine
Geographic subdivision: Mexico (Town)
Geographic subdivision: Maine
Geographic subdivision: Oxford County.
Geographic subdivision: Maine
Geographic subdivision: Oxford County.
Geographic subdivision: Androscoggin River Region (N.H. and Me.)
Geographic name: Mexico (Me. : Town)
Geographic name: Rumford (Me.)
Geographic name: Androscoggin River Region (N.H. and Me.)
Form subdivision: Biography.
Form subdivision: Biography.
General subdivision: Environmental conditions.
: acquire
: 2 shelf copies
: policy default
: rf21 2020-05-18
: rf21 2020-05-18 (telework) to Dewey
: xm06 2020-06-04 (TW situational)

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