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Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

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Vancouver, host of the 2010 Olympics, is a city of startling contrasts. A prosperous urban center, it is also home to the Downtown Eastside, Canada’s poorest neighborhood and one of North America’s most notorious districts, a bleak landscape transformed by addiction and poverty. But many of its residents defy these surroundings, driven by a sense of community, kinship, ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Arsenal Pulp Press (first published April 1st 2008)
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Kate
Nov 16, 2009 Kate rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, canadian
learning a lot about development issues close to home. this is a great book about community and life in Canada's poorest area code. It contains several stories of residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and is part of a social enterprise project run by Pivot Legal Society. Low income and homeless vendors sell the book on the street, with $10 for themselves and $10 going back into Pivot's programs. I bought my copy from Hendrik Beune, whose story is the first in the book.
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Mar 16, 2009 Arsenal rated it it was amazing
Vancouver City Book Award Winner 2008!!
Nominated for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Award (BC Book Prizes). The winners will be announced at a gala on April 25 in Vancouver.
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Brad Cran is a writer, accountant and social entrepreneur. Cran served as Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver from April of 2009 until October of 2011.

He published his first book, The Good Life, in 2001 and his most recent book, Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (with Gillian Jerome,) won the City of Vancouver Book Award, was shortlisted for the Roderick
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