Living Impaired and Other Stories of the Underemployed
This collection of stories explores the contemporary American work place. Many of the stories take place at work, within the crucible of the eight-hour shift, where characters struggle to understand their worth beyond their hourly wage. During my time at BGSU, I've sought to investigate where one's occupation can take a character, whether it be chasing the ever-elusive American Dream or confronting an inner conflict. The styles of the stories range from traditional realism to the magically absurd, because the complex story of the American worker will never be able to be told in only one way.
School:Bowling Green State University
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:occupational work american dream absurd traditional zombies pushing the knives silverback house painter michigan kalamazoo magical realism surreal
Date of Publication:06/29/2009