Seven Stories Press, Paperback, 9781583226810, 243pp.
Publication Date: August 2, 2005
Homeland is Pulitzer Prize winning author Maharidge's biggest and most ambitious book yet, weaving together the disparate and contradictory strands of contemporary American society-common decency alongside race rage, the range of dissenting voices, and the roots of discontent that defy political affiliation. Here are American families who can no longer pay their medical bills, who've lost high-wage-earning jobs to NAFTA. And here are white supremacists who claim common ground with progressives. Maharidge's approach is rigorously historical, creating a tapestry of today as it is lived in America, a self-portrait that is shockingly different from what we're used to seeing and yet which rings of truth.
Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson have collaborated on several books, winning the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for And Their Children After Them, a follow-up to James Agee and Walker Evans' Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Williamson is a photographer for the Washington Post with numerous honors including the World Press Photo and Nikon World Understanding Through Photography awards. Maharidge was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1998 and now is a visiting professor at Columbia University.