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