Starred Reviews for The Unwinding


In THE UNWINDING George Packer, staff writer for The New Yorker, narrates the story of this America over the past three decades and tells the story of a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams.

So far the reviews have been exceptional:

"Readers experience three decades of change via the personal histories of an Ohio factory worker, a Washington political operative, a North Carolinian small businessman, and an Internet billionaire. [...] Packer has a keen eye for the big story in the small moment, writing about our fraying social fabric with talent that matches his dismay." —Publishers Weekly (starred review, Top 10: Politics)

"Exemplary journalism that defines a sobering, even depressing matter. A foundational document in the literature of the end of America—the end, that is, for the moment." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Packer offers an illuminating, in-depth, sometimes frightening view of the complexities of decline and the enduring hope for recovery." —Booklist (starred review)

Find out how to get whitelisted for e-galleys on Edelweiss and then download a review copy.

THE UNWINDING will be available in May from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.


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