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Author Urquhart, Chris, author.

Title Dirty Kids [electronic resource] : Chasing Freedom with America's Nomads / Chris Urquhart ; foreword by Micah White ; photos by Kitra Cahana.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Greystone Books, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (208 pages)
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Summary "[A] fascinating debut... documenting the lives of teenage runaways who traverse America as part of a freewheeling counterculture." -- Publishers Weekly At age twenty-two, writer Chris Urquhart left a life of middle-class comfort to document the lives of these young nomads for a magazine feature. Captivated, she followed them for three more years. In honest prose interspersed with photographs portraying the grimy beauty of nomadic life, Dirty Kids tells the story of how Urquhart lived alongside runaways, crust punks, and dropouts, hippies, Deadheads, and Rainbows in an attempt to belong in their world. But the road took its toll, and along the way, Urquhart found suffering alongside the freedom -- mental health issues, substance abuse, and fears of violence marred her journey. Despite all that, the warm, welcoming family of travelers and their radically alternative culture of sharing, generosity, and non-capitalistic collaboration forever changed her outlook on life and her understanding of freedom. "An illuminating and memorable twenty-first-century journey. From this angle, Burning Man looks bourgeois." -- Ted Conover, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing "Brings readers face-to-face with the bliss of freedom, the terror of loneliness, and the hard but true realities of life on the road -- and on the rails -- in modern day Babylon." -- Peter Conners, author of Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead "Urquhart shows us a seldom-glimpsed slice of America with poetic flair and journalistic objectivity." -- Ken Ilgunas, award-winning author of Trespassing Across America"-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Nomads -- United States.
Homeless children -- United States.
Nomads -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Homeless children -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Nomads -- United States -- Social conditions.
Homeless children -- United States -- Social conditions.
Homelessness -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Cahana, Kitra, 1987- photographer.
ISBN 9781771643061 (epub)
9781771643047 (print)
Standard No. 9781771643061

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