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'The Cold Millions' Takes On The Dented Dream Of American Social Mobility

'The Cold Millions' Takes On The Dented Dream Of American Social Mobility

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Jess Walter's sweeping new novel, which traces the adventures of two vagabond brothers, is set against the backdrop of the free speech demonstrations that erupted in Spokane, Wash., in 1909 and 1910. DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. Jess Walter's 2012 novel "Beautiful Ruins" was a best-seller …

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