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Title: You Don't Have to Live Like This

Author: Benjamin Markovits

Price: $10.00

ISBN: 9780571313402

Publisher: Harper Collins

This edition published: 2015

Paperback or Hardcover: Paperback

Condition: Good condition

You Don't Have to Live Like This

$10.00Price
  • Greg Marnier, Marny to his friends, leaves a job he doesn’t much like and moves to Detroit, Michigan in 2009, where an old friend has a big idea about real estate and the revitalization of a once great American city.

    Once there, he gets involved in a fist-fight between two of his friends, a racially charged trial, an act of vigilante justice, a love affair with a local high school teacher, and a game of three-on-three basketball with the President—not to mention the money-soaked real estate project itself, cut out of 600 acres of emaciated Detroit.

    Marny’s billionaire buddy from Yale, Robert James, calls his project “the Groupon model for gentrification,” others call it “New Jamestown,” and Marny calls it home— until Robert James asks him to leave. This is the story of what went wrong.

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