by Deirdre Mask
Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction
“An entertaining quest to trace the origins and implications of the names of the roads on which we reside.” ―Sarah Vowell, The New York Times Book Review
When most people think about street addresses, if they think of them at all, it is in their capacity to ensure that the postman can deliver mail or a traveler won’t get lost. But street addresses were not invented to help you find your way; they were created to find you. In many parts of the world, your address can reveal your race and class.