Chicago Is Built On A Foundation Of Meat And Railroads And Steel, On Opportunity And Exploitation But Its Identity Long Ago Stretched Past Manufacturing Today, The City Continues To Lure New Residents From Around The World, And From Across A Region Rocked By Recession And Deindustrialization But The Problems That Plague The Region Don T Disappear Once You Pass The Indiana Border In Fact, They Re Often Amplified A City Defined By Movement That S The Anchor Of The Midwest, Bound To Its Neighbors By A Shared Ecosystem And Economy, Chicago S Complicated Both Of The Rust Belt And Beyond It Rust Belt Chicago Collects Essays, Journalism, Fiction, And Poetry From Than Fifty Writers Who Speak Both Directly And Elliptically To The Concerns The City Shares With The Region At Large, And The Elements That Set It Apart With Affection And Curiosity, Frustration, Anger, And Joy, The Writers Sing To Each Other Like The Bird On The Cover At Times The Song Sings In Harmony And At Others Sounds In Notes Of Strategic Dissonance But Taken As A Whole, This Book Sings One Song, Responding To One Cacophonous City.
Martha Bayne is a writer and editor based in Chicago Founder of the Soup Bread series of hunger relief fundraisers, she is the author of Soup Bread Cookbook Building Community One Pot at a Time Agate Surrey, 2011 , and her features and essays have appeared in Time Out Chicago, Bookforum, the Baffler, the Christian Century, and the Chicago Reader, where she was on staff for ten years
- 230 pages
- Rust Belt Chicago
- Martha Bayne
- 24 June 2018 Martha Bayne