Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel
Publish date: November 12th 2013
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Literary Fiction
Proponents of privatizing public services argue that, by managing operations like a private business, these services can be provided much more efficiently. So what is the natural outcome when residential/custodial care is outsourced to a corporation whose board demands a healthy profit, and profits ...
Good Kings, Bad Kings is aptly titled as it reminded me of a game of chess. In this novel, the pieces have been meticulously laid out—the advocate, the abuser, the scammer, the victim, the lesbian, the bishop, the pawn—and all the moves are predetermined, characters are not allowed to make their own...
This is a very realistic view of private residences for disabled youth. They are created to serve children with physical and or psychological and mental challenges and quickly become cash cows for unscrupulous investors and greedy, lazy doctors. I saw this first hand almost 40 years ago when I worke...
Thank you Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill via NetGalley for providing me a copy of this book! Using the voices and points of view of several patients and staff members of a once state-run nursing home for youth, Nussbaum tells the story of those who are placed in these institutions, those who put the...
It must feel heady to receive an award for your first novel almost a year before it's published. Susan Nussbaum received the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction in June of 2012. The prize promotes “fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics ...
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