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Books in brief: Another Day in the Death of America

By Chris Tilbury   October 2016

another-day-in-the-death-of-americaAnother Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge (Guardian/Faber, £16.99)

On 23rd November 2013, 10 children were fatally shot dead across America. Shockingly, that figure was only slightly above the average. In this sobering book, Gary Younge, the Guardian journalist, tells the stories of the victims through interviews with their friends and family.

The stories are harrowing. Nine-year-old Jaiden Dixon was shot at point-blank range on his doorstep by his mother’s ex-boyfriend. Tyler Dunn was killed when a rifle was fired in his direction (perhaps intentionally). But the most difficult…

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