Fired And Foreclosed!: Unemployment Lit
Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
February 2, 2012
Like many of its readers, the novel has always lived for the weekend; historically, the workaday world of the office and factory has been considered too mundane to be of much interest.
Even less sexy to fiction than the topic of work is the topic of losing work. Being fired; losing homes to foreclosure; searching for a new job in middle age: that’s the grim situation so many readers today are facing. The good news is that a few stand-out recent novels have ingeniously decided to tackle unemployment head-on. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]