Live Stream: Corban Addison presents Wastelands

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Praised by John Grisham as “beautifully written, impeccably researched, and told with the air of suspense that few writers can handle,” WASTELANDS tells the virtually unknown true story of a thrilling courtroom showdown and the handful of crusading lawyers and neighbors who took on one of Big Agriculture’s largest monopolies. The once-idyllical rural land on North Carolina’s coastal plain, known as “Hog Country,” is home to the largest pork producer in the world, Smithfield Foods. It is also home to a poverty-stricken community who, for more than two decades, have complained that Smithfield’s polluting practices were making them sick and damaging their homes. In WASTELANDS, Corban Addison tells the story of several local residents, backed by five hundred of their neighbors and lead by a team of intrepid lawyers, who brought suit against Smithfield, one of the world’s most powerful multi-billion-dollar corporations. 

CORBAN ADDISON is the internationally best-selling author of four novels, A Walk Across the Sun, The Garden of Burning Sand, The Tears of Dark Water (winner of the inaugural Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize), and A Harvest of Thorns, all of which address some of today’s most pressing human rights issues. Wastelands is Addison's debut work of nonfiction. An attorney, activist, and world traveler, he lives with his wife and children in Virginia.

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Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial By Corban Addison, John Grisham (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Corban Addison, John Grisham (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780593320822
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2022

SKU: x672389