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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

  • 124 Haarlemmerstraat Amsterdam, NH, 1013 Netherlands (map)

America is unravelling. Within three decades, the land of endless opportunity has become more than ever a country of winners and losers. In his book “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America,” George Packer shows us how the nation’s social fabric is coming apart at the seams.

Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker as well as a novelist and playwright. His book about the Iraq war “The Assassins’ Gate” was highly praised, and “The Unwinding” won the National Book Award for non-fiction.

The Unwinding is a book full of sorrow and outrage, of anger and empathy. “In its sensibility, this book is closer to a novel than a work of non-fiction,” according to the Financial Times. “It is all the more powerful for it.”


Earlier Event: April 16
Funny Beans
Later Event: April 17
Storytelling Night (English)