A Paradise Built in Hell

A Paradise Built in Hell

The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

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Paperback
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$18.00
 
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143118077
  • 368 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

“The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I’ve come across in years.”
-Bill McKibben


The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides. A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster’s grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become-one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.
A Paradise Built in Hell

A Paradise Built in Hell

Rebecca Solnit

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