Discount: A Novel

Discount: A Novel

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Immigration, suburban poverty, and big-box retail converge in this audacious debut novel of a nation coming apart at the seams Set in the American Southwest, forty miles north of JuAirez, Casey Graya€™s ambitious, tragicomic, and ultimately redemptive novel follows a group of customers and employees through the twenty-four hour work cycle as they seek comfort and sustenance inside of the cinderblock walls of a classic American institutiona€”The Superstore. On the eve of the company presidenta€™s visit to the store, a managera€™s drunk text to a coworker leads to a series of consequences as brutal as they are wide-ranging: Everyone around him will be affected. With a cast of characters featuring Ernesto, a local gang member struggling to choose a job pushing carts over a desultory life as a drug dealer; Wilma, a grandmother working double shifts to support her family; and Keith, a high school student with a penchant for filmmaking, Gray offers a startlingly humane, utterly contemporary portrait of life on the suburban fringe. A vision of an America barely getting by and assaulted by crime, corruption, and exploitation in all of its manifestations, Discount is nevertheless a triumphant and big-hearted novel that marks the arrival of a new voice we wona€™t soon forget.Thata#39;s how long the manual says it takes.a€ a€œThose tables are square.a€ a€œDesks aren a#39;t tables. ... And me and my husband like to spend our free time riding our Honda Gold Wing luxury motorcycle. And all our other time paying it off.a€ a€œMy name isanbsp;...


Title:Discount: A Novel
Author: Casey Gray
Publisher:The Overlook Press - 2015-04-14
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