Broken Ground: A Novel

Kobo ebook | June 16, 2014

byJohn Keeble, Kathleen Moore

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Outstanding Title, University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 2011 Edition

Broken Ground employs a construction project in the Oregon desert as the basis for a story with far-reaching political and moral implications. Hank Lafleur has been sent to supervise the project, which is a prison-for-profit financed by a multinational corporation under government contract, and meant to house felons, illegal immigrants, and, as Lafleur comes to learn, political prisoners from Latin America. Broken Ground is remarkable for its prophetic vision of the hollow securities promised by incarceration and of the effects of "privatization" as an armature of American imperialism-in both the domestic and international realms.

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Outstanding Title, University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 2011 EditionBroken Ground employs a construction project in the Oregon desert as the basis for a story with far-reaching political and moral implications. Hank Lafleur has been sent to supervise the project, which is a prison-for-profit financed by a m...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 16, 2014Publisher:University of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295805463

ISBN - 13:9780295805467

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