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Fox Butterfield


Fox Butterfield is the author of China: Alive in the Bitter Sea, which won the National Book Award, and All God’s Children: The Bosket Family and The American Tradition of Violence. He was a member of The New York Times reporting team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its publication of the Pentagon Papers.

“Captivating . . . [In My Father’s House] sometimes unfolds like a novel. . . . It’s a riveting multiperson topic-specific biography—the characters and context are strongly drawn and the whole creates the feel of drama even though we pretty well know where the story is going—but it’s also an intriguing and sometimes disturbing deep dive into some powerful social dilemmas.” Los Angeles Times

“Butterfield convincingly argues that mass incarceration becomes a vicious cycle in this insightful and moving group biography.”

Publishers Weekly starred review

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