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Natural Awakenings Ann Arbor Michigan

New Book on Flint Water Crisis

Jul 01, 2018 02:00AM
Anna Clarke’s new book, The Poisoned City, is an account of the disastrous decisions that switched Flint, Michigan’s, water supply to a source that corroded the city’s aging lead pipes and the 18 months of activism that forced the state government to admit the city’s water had been poisoned with lead. She will appear for a book signing and discussion from 7 to 8:30 p.m., July 10, at the downtown library.

This first full account of this American tragedy recounts the gripping story through the firsthand accounts of people that caused it, suffered from it and exposed it. The Poisoned City is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision making. Clark is a journalist living in Detroit. Her writing has appeared in ELLE, The New York Times, Politico, Next City and other publications.


Location: 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. For more information, call 327-8301.

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