Discount: A Novel Casey Gray

ISBN: 9781468307306

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352 pages


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Discount: A Novel  by  Casey Gray

Discount: A Novel by Casey Gray
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Immigration, suburban poverty, and big-box retail converge in this audacious debut novel of a nation coming apart at the seamsSet in the American Southwest, forty miles north of Juárez, Casey Gray’s ambitious, tragicomic, and ultimately redemptiveMoreImmigration, suburban poverty, and big-box retail converge in this audacious debut novel of a nation coming apart at the seamsSet in the American Southwest, forty miles north of Juárez, Casey Gray’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 institution—The Superstore.On the eve of the company president’s visit to the store, a manager’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 won’t soon forget.



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