Good Kings Bad Kings

Good Kings Bad Kings

A Novel

Book - 2013 | First edition.
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The residents at a facility for disabled young people in Chicago build trust and make friends in an effort to fight against their living conditions and mistreatment.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781616202637
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 22 cm


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Author Susan Nussbaum is a playwright, novelist and disability rights activist. The bio on her website ( states that "she is most interested in creating authentic disabled characters and all of her plays, as well as her novel, feature disabled characters prominently."

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robertafsmith Apr 18, 2017

Good Kings, Bad Kings tackles the uncomfortable topic of housing for those with disabilities. Herself a wheelchair user, Nussbaum makes a good stab at conveying the complexities of this topic. It generated heated discussion in my book group. Should be required reading for those interested in Social Work. Staff Pickles.

Dec 26, 2013

Insightful look into housing of the disabled. A glimpse at public policy that overlooks importance of providing in-home services to keep families together.

Susan Nussbaum comes out of the gate in her debut novel with a warm and heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal and activism.

Aug 07, 2013


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