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A $500 house in Detroit : rebuilding an abandoned home and an American city / Drew Philp.

Author/Creator:
Philp, Drew, author.
Publication:
New York : Scribner, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition:
Firest Scribner hardcover edition.
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Other Title:
Five hundred dollar house in Detroit
Rebuilding an abandoned home and an American city
Subjects:
Philp, Drew -- Homes and haunts -- Michigan -- Detroit.
Detroit (Mich.) -- Biography.
Dwellings -- Remodeling -- Michigan -- Detroit.
Urban renewal -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Citizen participation.
Subculture -- Michigan -- Detroit.
Community development -- Michigan -- Detroit.
Working class whites -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Biography.
African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations.
Generation Y -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Autobiographies.
Summary:
"A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Prologue: best bid
Raw material
Clapboard siding
Someone else's trash
Windows and doors and airplanes
A fence between me and the world
Load-bearing walls
The furnace
A chimney to the sky
A knock on the door
Progress gallops
The years roll by
Someone else's home.
ISBN:
9781476797984
1476797986
9781476798011
147679801X
OCLC:
952647897