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THE GREAT ESCAPE: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America

Farah Stockman
THE GREAT ESCAPE: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America
Author: Saket Soni
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Pages: 352
Price: $28

I recently got hooked on Goliath, the courtroom drama starring Billy Bob Thornton about a down-and-out lawyer who takes on an evil, all-powerful company. The show paints a bleak picture of what it takes to eke out justice in America today. In an era of vast inequality, justice is still possible, the show tells us, but only if you have an obsessive, monkish hero willing to risk everything in a years-long fight with no expectation of financial reward in

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First Published: Jan 22 2023 | 10:50 PM IST

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