Mill Town: New Book by Kerri Arsenault Tells the Tale of A Hometown Supported & Destroyed By Mill

Jan 12, 2021

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We speak with Maine author Kerri Arsenault about her new book, “Mill Town.” Part personal story and part investigative reporting, Arsenault documents how her childhood in a typical Maine mill town illustrates the plight of the working class, and the hazards brought on by the very entities that support these working-class families. The book examines the mixed feelings people have for places they call home.


Guests

Kerri Arsenault, author, “Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains;” book critic, book editor at Orion magazine, and a contributing editor at The Literary Hub. Arsenault is also a mentor for PEN America’s Prison and Justice Writing Program

Richard Clapp, epidemiologist with more than 40 years experience in public health practice, teaching and consulting; emeritus professor of environmental health at Boston University School of Public Health; adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

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