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Mother Country

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by Marilynne Robinson
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Mother Country by Marilynne Robinson

At the time when Robinson wrote this book, the largest known source of radioactive contamination of the world's environment was a government-owned nuclear plant called Sellafield, not far from Wordsworth's cottage in the Lakes District; one child in sixty was dying from leukemia in the village closest to the plant. The central question of this eloquently impassioned book is: How can a country that we persist in calling a welfare state consciously risk the lives of its people for profit.

Mother Country is a 1989 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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Pages: 272
Size: 229 KB
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9781429944731 (DRM-EPUB)

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