Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it's so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class.
Jordan and the Tell Me How It Ends book club will meet on Monday, February 26, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism.
Hang out with Devon and the Found In Translation book club on Thursday, February 15 by Amy Goldstein is our Tell Me How It Ends book club pick for February: This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its main factory shuts down--but it's not the familiar tale.
Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up.
A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck.
A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity.
While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own.