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DOWN TO THIS: Squalor and Splendour in a Big-City Shantytown
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Summary: In November 2001, 27 year old Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall packed his life in a bag, complete with tent, notebooks, pen and a broken heart, and set out to spend a year in Tent City, the largest homeless settlement in North America. When he arrives, he finds an anarchic community of fugitives, drug addicts, prostitutes, dealers and ex-cons, a society where the rules are made up nightly and your life depends on knowing them. Not only does Bishop-Stall manage to survive, but against all odds his own heart and spirit slowly mend.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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