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The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Her first novel was published in 2020. It is titled The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power.

Mask is a lawyer, writer, and occasionally an academic. She has written work that has been published in The Guardian, The Atlantic, Lit Hub, The New York Times, The Harvard Law Review, The Economist, Irish Pages, the New Hibernia Review, and The Dublin Review.

Deirdre Mask is from North Carolina. She would attend Harvard College, graduating summa cum laude. She would then go to the University of Oxford. Then she would attend Harvard once more for the purpose of going to law school. There she operated as an editor for the Harvard Law Review. She also attended the National University of Ireland, where she received a master’s in the subject of writing.

She has taught at the London School of Economics as well as Harvard. She is married and has children. Mask lives with her family in London.

The Address Book is the first book to come out from author Deirdre Mask. It is an up close look at everything that has to do with addresses. It goes into detail of the history of things such as how streets ended up with their names, how houses get their numbers, as well as a number of other things about identity, race, class, and power.

Not everyone spends time thinking about the topic of street addresses. If they do think about it, it’s usually about how it works in reference to them. It helps get mail to you, or identifies buildings for travelers. However, the truth about these addresses is that they were not put in place so that people could get places easier. They were put there so that you could be found.

In fact, in much of the globe, the address that you have can reveal things about you such as your class and race. This book is as interesting as it is unique. In it, the author looks at such topics as streets that were named in honor of Martin Luther King Junior, how Nazis have jumped out of the past to haunt Germany’s modern streets, and how ancient Romans found their way.

Just like some people have an address, some people do not have an address at all. What does that translate to when it comes to modern people alive today? This book takes an in depth look at it, from people living in India to England. Full of different stories about history and people, this is an examination of the stories related to street names and addresses and the power that they have in regards to people.

Pick up a fascinating copy of this book for yourself and see what it has to say!

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