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Rust: One woman's story of finding hope across the divide

Rust: One woman's story of finding hope across the divide (Hardback)

By Goldbach, Eliese Colette

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When Eliese Goldbach was nine years old, she decided to become a Catholic nun. Twenty years later, with a Master's degree, she found herself making steel in the Rust Belt during the 2016 US election season. A small part of her wondered if she'd got stuck inside a dream that had g...one horribly wrong. Trump was supposed to be golfing in Florida, not vying for the presidency. She was supposed to be saving souls, not stirring a vat of molten metal. The trajectory of her life had fallen short of expectations. The trajectory of the USA was going haywire. Part memoir, part social commentary, framed by Eliese's experiences as a steelworker, Rust is about perspective, and shifting perspective: it's about change. Much of Eliese's life connects the identities that seem to be driving the USA apart, and the parallels with a post-Brexit UK are uncanny. She's a former Republican turned Democrat; a feminist with Christian roots. Anti-abortion - until she herself was subjected to sexual violence - a supporter of the right to choose. She doesn't fit neatly into any one box. Appealing to readers of Hillbilly Elegy and Educated, Rust explores Eliese's transformation from far-right to left-of-centre, detailing her first year as a steelworker, and the path that brought her to the mill in the first place. It is an American tale, but could just as easily be Sunderland, UK, as Cleveland, USA. Raw and luminous, Rust explores the USA's, and the world's, most pressing issues in an attempt to amplify our understanding of one another across the divide. It's a rally cry to a nation at a crossroads.
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ISBN 9781529402797
Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529402797
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing
Released 3 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Goldbach, Eliese Colette
Category Biography & Autobiography
Social & Cultural History
Social & Political Philosophy
Industrial Relations
Mental Health Services
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code 669.1092
Weight 540g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women iron and steel workers - Biography - Ohio - Cleveland, Iron and steel workers - Biography - Ohio - Cleveland
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly