Kitty Beer writes: Although Nancy Lawton is healthy and lives near public transportation, Yvonne Abraham is not tempted to explore the world that could be opening up to her. Instead, her tragic tone trumpets poor Lawton’s loss of selfhood, and writes that “her car has been bound up with who she is.” Anybody concerned with climate change who reads this biased story may well wonder wether cars can ever be detached from American identity.
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