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Mill town : reckoning with what remains [sound recording] /

by Arsenault, Kerri, [ Audiobook - Adult ] Edition statement:Unabridged. Physical details: 10 audio discs (approximately 12.5 hrs) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. ISBN:9781250772183. Item type: Audiobook - Adult List(s) this item appears in: New Adult Audiobooks on CD 3/21-10/21
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"...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"--

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