The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America

The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America Author Mark Sundeen
ISBN-10 1594631581
ISBN-13 9781594631580
Year 2017-01-10
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Riverhead Books
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The radical search for the simple life in todays America On a frigid April night a classically trained opera singer five months pregnant and her husband a former marine biologist disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata Missouri assemble two bikes and pedal off into the night bound for a homestead they ve purchased sight unseen Meanwhile a horticulturist heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit and her husband a product of the white flight from it have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love And near Missoula Montana a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades navigate what it means to live and raise a family ethically A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for or create a better existence Captivating and clear eyed it dares us to imagine what a sustainable ethical authentic future might actually look like