Good Kings Bad Kings Themes & Motifs

Susan Nussbaum
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The author wrote a nonfiction book with fictional characters.

Nussbaum educates the reader about the issues of the industry that deals with the disabled in America by making up characters who go through real-life problems in the facilities. It is a nonfiction book disguised as a fiction book. Although all fiction is based on reality on some level, this book seems more based on real life events.

According to her website, Nussbaum is a disability rights activists as well as an author. This is her first novel. Her previous publications are both plays that appeared in collections that were about, or written by, people with disabilities. So, she knows firsthand about the issues she put in her book. While truth is said to be stranger than fiction, the occurrences in this book feel like they probably happened in real life. Perhaps these things happened to people she...

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