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MILL TOWN: Reckoning With What Remains

Kerri Arsenault

One of O Magazine’s Best Books of Fall 2020, Newsweek’s “Must-Read Fall Nonfiction," and a Publishers Weekly Top 10 books for Politics & Current Events, MILL TOWN: RECKONING WITH WHAT REMAINS by Kerri Arsenault is one of the most loved nonfiction releases of 2020. Interabang Books is thrilled to have her come and speak to us on Thursday, November 5 at 6:00. She'll be in conversation with David Searcy and Ben Fountain on both Facebook Live and our Zoom Webinar, so be sure to mark your calendars -- it's an event you won't want to miss!

Join our webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84116700523

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Kerri Arsenault grew up in the rural working class town of Mexico, Maine. For over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that employs most townspeople, including three generations of Arsenault’s own family. Years after she moved away, Arsenault realized the price she paid for her seemingly secure childhood. The mill, while providing livelihoods for nearly everyone, also contributed to the destruction of the environment and the decline of the town’s economic, physical, and emotional health in a slow-moving catastrophe, earning the area the nickname “Cancer Valley.”

Mill Town is a personal investigation, where Arsenault sifts through historical archives and scientific reports, talks to family and neighbors, and examines her own childhood to illuminate the rise and collapse of the working-class, the hazards of loving and leaving home, and the ambiguous nature of toxins and disease. Mill Town is a moral wake-up call that asks, Whose lives are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival?

KERRI ARSENAULT is the Book Review Editor at Orion magazine, and Contributing Editor at Lithub. Arsenault received her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and studied in Malmö University’s Communication for Development master’s programme. Her writing has appeared in Freeman’s, Lithub, Oprah.com, and The Minneapolis Star Tribune, among other publications. She lives in New England. Mill Town is her first book.

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ISBN: 9781250155931
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 1st, 2020