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Read & Download Work Like Any Other ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ills as an electrician to siphon energy from the state ushering in a period of bounty and happiness Even the love of Marie and their child seem back within Roscoe’s graspThen a young man working for the state power company stumbles on Roscoe’s illegal lines and is electrocuted and everything changes Roscoe is arrested; the farm once starts to deteriorate; and Marie abandons her husband leaving hi This beautifully written historical novel cum morality tale was longlisted for the 2016 Booker and at the time I was not trying to read the whole lists so I have only just caught up with it My only criticism is that the ending provides a rather too neat moral conclusion that seems pretty unlikely for 1920s AlabamaThe first part of the book alternates two parallel stories An omniscient narrator introduces the main protagonists Roscoe and Marie who are struggling to maintain the farm she has inherited from her father Roscoe is a trained electrician and conceives a plan to electrify the farm illegally by linking his own network to a nearby power line The scheme succeeds for a couple of years but is undone when an employee of the power company is electrocuted while investigating Roscoe s workThis results in the imprisonment of both Roscoe and the loyal black farm servant Wilson The alternate chapters are narrated by Roscoe himself and effectively tell his prison diary The shorter second part is a single long chapter that forms Roscoe s own account of what happened after his release allowing what has been uite a dark story a partial note of redemptionAn enjoyable read and a promising debut novel

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Read & Download Work Like Any Other ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook M to face his twenty year sentence alone Now an unmoored Roscoe must carve out a place at Kilby Prison Climbing the ranks of the incarcerated from dairy hand to librarian to “dog boy” an inmate who helps the guards track down escapees he is ultimately forced to ask himself once if his work is just that or if the price of his crimes for him and his family is greater than he ever let himself believ Elegant beautiful heart breaking My ViewI think what I loved most about this read was the uietness the stillness Despite so much tension aggravation violence and anger seeping through the pages of this novel this was a particularly uiet and sensitive read perhaps the considered responses by the protagonist contributed to the restful way I embraced this narrative despite the harshness of the conditions the punishment being served and the crime committed Roscoe T Martin remains respected valued and at ease with himself His wife however is the opposite full of bile and bitterness despite her freedoms she is emotionally stunted and withered Her identity is so closely tied up to her perception of what it is to be female familymother that she is unable to love herself or anyone else what a sad character I disliked her immensely The two main characters are so opposite one open one closed on likable one not they are very well constructedThis is a poignant exploration of relationships power over the importance of meaningful work in our lives moral dilemmas racism redemption and forgiveness A harsh penal system is pared back and dissected the parts abhorrent and clearly showing the futility of the sentencing and worthless attempts at rehabilitation The narrative is a classic tragedy so much unfairness ugliness and resentment in a small world Good intentions have tragic outcomes life choices effect all for many many years Education is a panacea for everything A moving and thought provoking read

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Read & Download Work Like Any Other ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Roscoe T Martin set his sights on a new type of power spreading at the start of the twentieth century electricity It became his training his life’s work But when his wife Marie inherits her father’s failing farm Roscoe has to give up his livelihood with great cost to his sense of self his marriage and his family Realizing he might lose them all if he doesn’t do something he begins to use his sk I read this because it was on the long list for the Man Booker Prize in 2016 and my local public library had several copies and a co worker had already reuested one of the other copiesThis is not a sweeping multigenerational novel or historical epic nor is it an experimental or startling work As such I am a bit surprised to see it on the Man Booker list but recently they have had a few titles that are about smaller lives This would be one of those instances Roscoe is an electrician in the early years of the 20th century and when he inherits his father in law s farm in Alabama his life moves into a period where he loses his identity his place and the respect his wife had for him So he uses his strengths and brings electricity to the farm and ends up in jail The novel itself is about the conseuences of this brief period I read it practically in one sitting because somehow even though it doesn t sound like much Virginia Reeves kept me reading until it was done


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    Free read Work Like Any Other Virginia Reeves ✓ 4 Summary [Work Like Any Other] EBOOK NEW A family on a farm in rural Alabama in the 1920's a family torn apart by perhaps pride meant to bring them together the misery and pain of prison life touched at times by friendship and moments of satisfaction this story is about so much It's about loss loss of one's self loss of dignity of family having to make peace with your past before you can move ahead about not being able to forgive and about the capacity for forgiveness an

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    characters í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Virginia Reeves Virginia Reeves ✓ 4 Summary Free read Work Like Any Other It is the 1920's and electricity is spreading uickly but not yet to rural areas Roscoe a young married man gives up a job he loves with Alabama power and light to make his home with his wife and son on the farm left to his wife by her father H

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    [Work Like Any Other] EBOOK NEW I read this because it was on the long list for the Man Booker Prize in 2016 and my local public library had several copies and a co worker had already reuested one of the other copiesThis is not a sweeping mult

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    characters í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Virginia Reeves [Work Like Any Other] EBOOK NEW This beautifully written historical novel cum morality tale was longlisted for the 2016 Booker and at the time I

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    Free read Work Like Any Other [Work Like Any Other] EBOOK NEW No one gets paroled their second time There doesn't seem much point to tryI thought this was one of the most interesting sentences in this bookone worthy of discussion Roscoe T Martin didn't get paroled his second time around as he imagined We are denying your parole Your next hearing will be in two years Will itThe BLURP tells TOO MUCH It spoil things for me a little However the side plot was additional enj

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    [Work Like Any Other] EBOOK NEW Virginia Reeves ✓ 4 Summary characters í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Virginia Reeves This book was a real slow burn for me For the first half I was thinking it would be 3 stars at most The premise was interesting the w

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    characters í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Virginia Reeves [Work Like Any Other] EBOOK NEW 35Roscoe T Martin siphons off electricity of the power company's lines near his and his wife's farm Electricity being the solution for the struggling farm things are starting to look up and are finally going well for the farm and his family Until a company employee gets electrocuted when inspecting the illegal lines Now Roscoe has been arrested and hauled to jailAs someone with a technical background I could imagine how he must've felt w

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    [Work Like Any Other] EBOOK NEW characters í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Virginia Reeves Virginia Reeves ✓ 4 Summary Elegant beautiful heart breaking My ViewI think what I loved most about this read was the uietness the stillness Despite so much tension aggravation violence and anger seeping through the pages of this novel this was a particularly

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    Free read Work Like Any Other characters í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Virginia Reeves Virginia Reeves ✓ 4 Summary Between the blurb and the first paragraph you already know everything that’s going to happen I admire books that can keep you reading with interest even though you know exactly what’s coming but this isn’t

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    characters í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Virginia Reeves [Work Like Any Other] EBOOK NEW Virginia Reeves ✓ 4 Summary After Roscoe T Martin siphoned electricity from his old company to the farm his wife Marie had inherited from her father the farm had two prosperous years Marie had no idea the electricity powering their farm had b

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  • Hardcover
  • 262
  • Work Like Any Other
  • Virginia Reeves
  • English
  • 07 June 2019
  • 9781501112492