Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work

Paperback | April 19, 2011

byRichard Ford

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Edited byRichard Ford and featuring stories by Russell Banks, Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff,Jhumpa Lahiri, JohnCheever, and many others, Blue Collar,White Collar, No Collar is a profound and groundbreaking anthologyexploring resonant themes of employment, service, and daily obligations asunique windows into our culture, our society, and our very humanity. With ashare of proceeds going to assist the literacynonprofit 826Michigan, this unforgettable collection of short fiction from manyof contemporary literature’s most powerful authors limns the diverse meanings of work in American culture today, even as itlooks to the future of the American workforce and its capacity to succeedcreatively tomorrow.

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Edited byRichard Ford and featuring stories by Russell Banks, Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff,Jhumpa Lahiri, JohnCheever, and many others, Blue Collar,White Collar, No Collar is a profound and groundbreaking anthologyexploring resonant themes of employment, service, and daily obligations asunique windows into our culture, our society, and ou...

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This vital and compelling collection of stories about work, compiled by novelist and short-story writer Richard Ford, explores tales of how we Americans are employed; how we find work and leave it; how it excites, ennobles, occasionally debilitates, but often defines us.Contributing writers for Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar rang...

Richard Ford is the author of the Bascombe novels, which includeThe Sportswriterand its sequels—Independence Day, the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, andThe Lay of the Land—as well as theNew York Timesbestselling novelCanadaand the short story collectionsRock SpringsandA Multitude of Sins, which contai...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1 inPublished:April 19, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062020412

ISBN - 13:9780062020413

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