Roofless

«`What does it mean to be without a home; to be living each day uncertain where you will be sleeping, in the shadow of near-constant abuse and danger?' Most of us take having a home for granted, even if it's just a house share or living with family, yet there are those who don't have these essential things. Few books succeed in capturing the first-hand accounts of people who have experienced homeless, let alone managing to present these accounts in a way that is both gripping and demanding action. This is what makes Roofless special. Written and compiled by a group of homeless people, the book imparts insights and experiences that most of us can only barely imagine. Roofless also raises serious questions raised as to why the UK, one of the richest countries in the world, is still seeing tens of thousands of people being homeless. It conveys with shocking depth how close all us can be to becoming homelessness, no matter what our situation. - Review by George Shiner»

Roofless is the new non-fiction book by Stewart Harvey, and is a series of real-life accounts and interviews given by people who have faced the brutal realities of homelessness at some point in their lives. Les mer

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Roofless is the new non-fiction book by Stewart Harvey, and is a series of real-life accounts and interviews given by people who have faced the brutal realities of homelessness at some point in their lives. Compiled by the charity First Stop Darlington, the true identities of the protagonists are kept secret, but their stories always make for difficult and bleak reading. Documenting both the successes and failures of people who attempt to make a life for themselves while battling homelessness, Roofless is a disturbing reality check for people who may often turn a blind eye to this ever-increasing issue.

"...Harrowing and calling out for change, Roofless serves as a reminder that anyone can be homeless, especially in times of economic uncertainty and welfare cut-backs..."

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Forlag
Arkbound
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781912092659
Utgivelsesår
2017
Format
20 x 13 cm

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Roofless is compiled by First Stop Darlington, a charity that has spent many years working directly with those who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. They have spent time with people who may appear tough and hardy; who might otherwise be written off as a lost cause - yet each of their clients is deeply human and vulnerable, with often surprising stories to tell.

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«`What does it mean to be without a home; to be living each day uncertain where you will be sleeping, in the shadow of near-constant abuse and danger?' Most of us take having a home for granted, even if it's just a house share or living with family, yet there are those who don't have these essential things. Few books succeed in capturing the first-hand accounts of people who have experienced homeless, let alone managing to present these accounts in a way that is both gripping and demanding action. This is what makes Roofless special. Written and compiled by a group of homeless people, the book imparts insights and experiences that most of us can only barely imagine. Roofless also raises serious questions raised as to why the UK, one of the richest countries in the world, is still seeing tens of thousands of people being homeless. It conveys with shocking depth how close all us can be to becoming homelessness, no matter what our situation. - Review by George Shiner»

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