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About a Mountain

Автор: John D'Agata
Год: 2010
Издание: [не указанo]
Страниц: 236
ISBN: 0393068188
From a??one of the most significant U.S. writersa?? (David Foster Wallace), an investigation of Yucca Mountain and human destruction in Las Vegas. When John Da??Agata helps his mother move to Las Vegas one summer, he begins to follow a story about the federal governmenta??s plan to store high-level nuclear waste at a place called Yucca Mountain, a desert range near the city of Las Vegas. Bearing witness to the parade of scientific, cultural, and political facts that give shape to Yuccaa??s story, Da??Agata keeps the six tenets of reporting in minda??Who, What, When, Where, Why, and Howa??arranging his own investigation around each vital question. Yet as the contradictions inherent in Yuccaa??s story are revealed, Da??Agataa??s investigation turns inevitably personal. He finds himself investigating the death of a teenager who jumps off the tower of the Stratosphere Hotel, a boy whom Da??Agata believes he spoke with before his suicide. Here is the work of a penetrating thinker...
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