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The Man in the Dog ParkComing Up Close to Homelessness$
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Cathy A. Small

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501748783

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501748783.001.0001

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The Beginning

The Beginning

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(p.1) 1 The Beginning
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The Man in the Dog Park
Author(s):

Cathy A. Small

Jason Kordosky

Ross Moore

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501748783.003.0001

This chapter discusses how the author first met Ross Moore, a homeless man in a dog park. Moore later became the author's friend; indeed, he co-authored this book on homelessness. Drawing heavily on Moore's experiences, as well as those of many other homeless people, this book studies the experience of homelessness, seen from a homeless point of view. The details of homelessness that the author glimpsed through her long-term relationship with Moore made her more aware of how her own perception of homelessness had been directed into the grooves of American narratives. It is not that these stories are untrue. It is simply that they represent a fragment of homeless life that fails to paint a portrait beyond a caricature.

Keywords:   homelessness, homeless people, American narratives, homeless life

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