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Say Nice Things About Detroit

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Say Nice Things About Detroit

Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert returns to a place that most people flee. But David is making his own escape --- from his divorce and the death of his son. In Detroit, David learns about the double shooting of his high school girlfriend Natalie and her black half-brother, Dirk. As David becomes involved with Natalie’s sister, he will discover that both he and his hometown have reasons to hope.

As compelling an urban portrait as THE WIRE and a touching love story, SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT DETROIT takes place in a racially polarized, economically collapsing city that doesn't seem like a place for rebirth. But as David tries to make sense of the mystery behind Natalie’s death and puts back the pieces of his own life, he is forced to answer a simple question: if you want to go home again, what do you do if home is Detroit?

Say Nice Things About Detroit
by Scott Lasser

  • Publication Date: July 2, 2012
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN-10: 0393082997
  • ISBN-13: 9780393082999