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Lights in the Distance by Daniel Trilling

Lights in the Distance

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Lights in the Distance by Daniel Trilling
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Sep 18, 2018 | ISBN 9781786632791

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“Brilliantly researched and written.”

“Combining forensic enquiry with moral passion, Daniel Trilling has emerged as one of our most intrepid and resourceful reporters. In Lights in the Distance, he illuminates the vast human tragedy behind newspaper headlines about refugees, forcing us to confront Europe’s legacy of imperialism and nationalism.”
—Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger

“Humane and illuminating, Lights in the Distance is a vital examination of what the new era of border control and deportations really means, what it costs, and who pays the price.”
—Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City

“An incredibly powerful and deeply humane account of the everyday violence imposed by the border. By highlighting the personal stories of those subject to the vagaries of state policies, Trilling movingly illustrates the continuing costs of colonial legacies as well as Europe’s own brand of inclusion—in which capital and the wealthy few move effortlessly, while those viewed as on the outside continue to face harsh controls. This is an essential book for anyone concerned with what both equality and membership must mean today.”
—Aziz Rana, author of The Two Faces of American Freedom

“Meticulously researched and ferociously human, Lights in the Distance is a profound work of journalism, in which Daniel Trilling lays bare the cruel absurdity of the European border regime—and gives voice to the men and women who risk their lives to reach the other side.”
—Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood

“This engrossing account of refugees is a book to read for anyone who takes the biggest moral question of our age seriously. Trilling’s journalistic skill once again shines in this reportage.”
—Ece Temelkuran, author of Deep Mountain

“In this informative, compassionate book, Trilling encourages readers to see that connection and gain an understanding of what those traveling the arteries of Europe in search of a safer home are going through.”
Publishers Weekly

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