Andrea Barrett “The Air We Breathe”
October 18th, 2007
As the U.S. teeters on the brink of entry into the first World War, a motley group of tuberculosis patients in upstate New York is about to experience world politics on its own little scale, in Andrea Barrett‘s novel “The Air We Breathe.”
Poor immigrants are thrown into the same closed community as wealthy businessmen. One of them tries an ambitious social experiment. But soon the fevers of xenophobia and prejudice turn the community into its own brand of battlefield.
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