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Evicted tells the story of eight families swept up in the nation’s eviction epidemic and lays out fresh ideas for solving this devastating problem.

“A groundbreaking work … Desmond delivers a gripping, novelistic narrative… This stunning, remarkable book – a scholar’s 21st-century How the Other Half Lives – demands a wide audience.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“This is an extraordinary and crucial piece of work. Read it. Please, read it.”
—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family

“Gripping storytelling and meticulous research … Desmond identifies affordable housing as a leading social justice issue of our time and offers concrete solutions to the crisis.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred)

“This story is about one of the most basic human needs—a roof overhead—and yet Matthew Desmond has told it in sweeping, immersive, heartbreaking fashion.”
—Jeff Hobbs, author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

“Evicted is that rare book that both enlightens and serves as an urgent call for action.”
—William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University, and author of When Work Disappears