The economic collapse has pushed vulnerable families living in motels near Disney World to the brink.
“A white police officer fresh from de-escalation training, a troubled black woman with a gun, and a crowd with cellphones ready to record.”
Nash, Nadeen, and Nanssy Ismael struggle with the loss of their parents — while learning to pay bills, take care of themselves, and be a family.
“A cash-strapped rancher, a virus-stricken meatpacker, an underpaid chef, a hungry engineer: the journey of a single burger during a pandemic.”
Letters from four women to their unborn children, written in an uncertain world.
“Clint Lorance had been in charge of his platoon for only three days when he ordered his men to kill three Afghans stopped on a dirt road. A second-degree murder conviction and pardon followed. Today, Lorance is hailed as a hero by President Trump. His troops have suffered a very different fate.”
“She’s dead, and I’m quarantined. That’s how the story ends. I keep going back over it in loops, trying to find a way to sweeten it, but nothing changes the facts. I wasn’t there with her at the end. I didn’t get to say goodbye. I don’t even know where her body is right now, or if the only thing that’s left is her ashes.”
“She tore up a picture of the pope. Then her life came apart. These days, she just wants to make music.”