Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond



UnHoly Pursuit: The Devil On My Trail is talking about the exact same scenarios as mentioned in this book:

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

One of you all referred this book to me a few months ago saying you saw where I developed the environment in the first book UnHoly Pursuit: The Devil On My Trail and Bea’s Halloween from.

The situations mentioned in this book is the foundation I built Ana and Bea’s situation upon because if things continue in this same manner which I don’t foresee any imminent changes, these situations will still be around 500 years from now. I wrote it was if the situations do not improve by the 25th century this will consist of over half of the American population. Only a lucky few will still still have permanent housing. Right now, it’s a money mill. The book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Explain how it works.

One reviewer of  $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America hit it dead on the head when she wrote:

“Affluent Americans often cherish the belief that poverty in America is far more comfortable than poverty in the rest of the world. Edin and Shaefer’s devastating account of life at $2 or less a day blows that myth out of the water. This is world class poverty at a level that should mobilize not only national alarm, but international attention.”

—Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickeled and Dimed






$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

I found this one on the side line. It talks about the same subject I merely put in a fictional concept. I’ll admit I have read this one yet but intend to.



Believe it or there are people in this country who survives on less than this per day that’s what I was illustrating in  UnHoly Pursuit: The Devil On My Trail and Bea’s Halloween.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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15 Responses to Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

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  2. Sadah says:

    Beautifully written.
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  3. Lisa Warner says:

    I read both books and they are both startling accounts of the very ugly, heartless underbelly of America. How we really don’t care because it’s a very lucrative business.. It’s simple as that.

    The eviction procedures as they stand today are a money mill for many different people. Everyone from the sheriff dept (eviction filing fees), landlords (often get charity agencies to pay for another tenant. Collect off four to five tenants a year that can become quite a large sum of money when most places require 1,000-1,500 security deposit which they fabricate reasons not to return when the tenant is evicted), moving companies (the tenant has to pay someone to move them or the items are sit on the curb), courts,(More fees) storage companies,(More unnecessary money spend) second hand stores, (Yeah, that’s where a lot of good looking stuff from second hand stores come from. A landlord has given the tenants’ stuff to them.) If they get sick from the exposure then it’s the medical community who benefit.

    If they die or get killed…. oh well, it’s just too bad. We will just find another poor person to suck dry until they drop dead.

    The cities and states can ask for more money for the Fed depending on the vastness of their homeless population but that isn’t to say it will be used on them. So you see, that’s why they are so quick to evict nowadays. Everyone is making money. That’s why I roll my eyes every time I hear about someone saying they are concerned about the children. No, they aren’t. It’s just something popular to say. If they were they wouldn’t do things to harm them. Some decry they have mortgages too to pay. That’s a lie. Most landlords own that building.

    I knew some people wasn’t going to like that part of UnHoly Pursuit because it hit too close to home. But I am glad you had the courage to write it and didn’t sugar coat it as saying Ana and Bea was on some long, happy vacation romping across the country and Bea was having the grand time of her young life. I’m also glad you didn’t twist it around and make Nikola was really in love with Ana as to why he behaves like a monster.

    I don’t know who saw the similarities and pointed them out but you should know by now your readers aren’t ordinary people. They are keen, bright, social conscious people who are looking for work that address real issues.

    On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 3:04 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra


    • I hadn’t realized so many individuals were getting a piece of the pie when an eviction took place. It’s like depriving an already stagnant resource individual for things they don’t have or can not afford to lose. The practices I found from reading the book should be illegal. I knew banks are quick to foreclose if the housing market is booming but I had no idea the same practices were used in renting.


    • I knew about the heartless part. That came as no surprise. I went through this several times when my husband and mother were in and out of hospitals. His doctors recommended us to a specialist in another part of the country so we moved there for a while. Once we arrived my mother turned for the worse. I had to go home to see about my mother and left him at home after he was released from the hospital, he was doing well. A few days later I got a call 700 hundred miles away that the rent was one day late and if I didn’t have it in by that afternoon they were putting him and the furniture out. My mother was ICU. I explained all that but they didn’t care. I telegraphed the money but they wouldn’t take it. At the time, I didn’t know they were in line to get a larger payment as to why they refused my payment.


  4. Ann Harden says:

    Sadly this has been going on a long time and no one is trying to stop it because no one want to derail the gravy train built on the backs of the poor. Alma, they were expecting you to put your mother and husband in nursing homes as to why you were doubled whammed at once. This is how they force relatives who refuse to follow the next step of the program.

    On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 3:04 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra


  5. Velma says:

    I experienced homeless about twenty years ago and it was the most frightening and devastating thing I ever experienced. I lost everything and a few times, nearly lost my life. From the look of things I didn’t know I was still in the USA. I saw things the public doesn’t want to know about. Doesn’t want to talk about. People treat you like trash when you’re homeless. I was sick at the time is how I lost my job and my apartment. People do not know the danger a homeless person faces. They are often killed and buried without a funeral if the city’s morgue can not locate a relatives. Many are sick, I mean with physical conditions and many are mentally ill. But there are also a large percentage driven out of their homes as revenges. When they die, in most cases they are burned. There’s an entire underbelly in the country most people do not see. The homeless are taken advance of, robbed, starved, abused, raped, killed, shot, sold into sex slavery and etc. Every manner of evil the mind can conjure happens to them. Thank you for bringing this subject to mind in your books. Many homeless people are being pursued by people just like the evil people in the stories but it is not fictional. It’s real. And people die, children dies, old people dies. If only America would look at this population as this writer have looked at it. This problem wouldn’t exist. People are often made homeless out of revenge by an ex or the ex significant other. They don’t care there are babies, small children, teenagers or old people at risk. It’s all about getting revenge no matter who else die in the progress. A. White thank you for uncovering what really happens after the eviction. That’s why I roll my eyes every time I read about some so-called social progress. It’s only important when there’s money to be made. I’ve been here two years and that’s what I liked about your blog the first day reading it. It wasn’t about a crop of phoney bullshit. When you see bullshit. You called it what it is.

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    • I am glad you didn’t end up a statistic. (((HUGGG)) Hope you are doing better now. Actually Velma, I was making up things about the character Ana BuFaye being evicted because of lies told on her and how merciless people are. Thank you for opening my eyes that these sorts of things, in fact do happens.


    • Velma, I hope you don’t mind my sharing your story.


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