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First Look: Ghettoside by Jill Leovy

Today sees the publication of Ghettoside by Jill Leovy, a brilliant work of reportage which takes us onto the streets, inside the homes and into the lives of a community wracked by a homicide epidemic.

Through the gripping story of one particular murder – that of an eighteen-year-old boy named Bryant Tennelle – and its investigation by a brilliant, ferociously driven detective, Ghettoside explodes the myths surrounding policing and race, reveals the true origins of USA’s black homicide epidemic and shows that the only way to reverse the cycle of violence is with justice.

Ghettoside is already receiving rave reviews, with The New York Times comparing it to the incredible Serial podcast. If you’re fascinated by true crime, this is one book you can’t miss.

For a taster of Ghettoside, check out the audio extract below.

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