Giveaway: City of Omens by Dan Werb

Giveaway: City of Omens by Dan Werb

Dan Werb

Have you been looking for a great work of nonfiction to immerse yourself in this month? We’ve got just the thing. Bookish is teaming up with Bloomsbury to give five lucky readers copies of City of Omens by Dan Werb. Read the official book description and then enter to win below!

City of Omens by Dan Werb

For decades, American hungers sustained Tijuana. In this scientific detective story, a public health expert reveals what happens when a border city’s lifeline is brutally severed.

Despite its reputation as a carnival of vice, Tijuana was, until recently, no more or less violent than neighboring San Diego, its sister city across the border wall. But then something changed. Over the past ten years, Mexico’s third-largest city became one of the world’s most dangerous. Tijuana’s murder rate skyrocketed and produced a staggering number of female victims. Hundreds of women are now found dead in the city each year, or bound and mutilated along the highway that lines the Baja coast.

When Dan Werb began to study these murders in 2013, rather than viewing them in isolation, he discovered that they could only be understood as one symptom among many. Environmental toxins, drug overdoses, HIV transmission: all were killing women at overwhelming rates. As an epidemiologist, trained to track epidemics by mining data, Werb sensed the presence of a deeper contagion targeting Tijuana’s women. Not a virus, but some awful wrong buried in the city’s social order, cutting down its most vulnerable inhabitants from multiple directions.

Werb’s search for the ultimate causes of Tijuana’s femicide casts new light on immigration, human trafficking, addiction, and the true cost of American empire-building. It leads Werb all the way from factory slums to drug dens to the corridors of police corruption, as he follows a thread that ultimately leads to a surprising turn back over the border, looking northward.

Prizes and samples provided by Bloomsbury.

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Official Giveaway Rules

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The Sweepstakes is open to any person over 17 years of age, who resides in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or a U.S. Military installation in a foreign country, excluding employees and consultants of Bookish and their subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members. It is void where prohibited by law.

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Entries must be submitted beginning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on July 3, 2019, and no later than 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, on July 17, 2019.

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Prizes

Five (5) winners shall receive one (1) copy of City of Omens by Dan Werb.

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