Rhode Island. A tiny little state with more stories than people. People from Hungary, Nigeria, Poland, Ireland, Canada, Honduras, Liberia, El Salvador, Cape Verde and Mexico. But also Providence, Pawtucket, North Providence, Central Falls, South Kingston, Johnston, Scituate and Glocester. Farmers,
violinists, firefighters, organizers, adjunct professors, landlords, internet entrepreneurs, administrators, cops, nurses, crooks, shop owners. Hopes and dreams, sicknesses, deaths and disappointments. Loves and heartbreaks. Some trying to repair the world. Others overwhelmed by the beauty of the world as it is. All in one place, becoming one people. What democracy looks like.
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About the Author:
Michael Fine is a prize-winning fiction writer, author, community organizer, family physician, and public health official. He is the author of Health Care Revolt, Abundance, The Bull and Other Stories, and Rhode Island Stories, the 2021 IPNE Literary Fiction Book of the Year. He was the director of the Rhode Island Department of Health from 2011 to 2015 and serves as the chief health strategist for the City of Central Falls, Rhode Island.