The Resource The all-American industrial motel, Doug Crandell, (ebook)

The all-American industrial motel, Doug Crandell, (ebook)

Label
The all-American industrial motel
Title
The all-American industrial motel
Statement of responsibility
Doug Crandell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volatile memoir from Doug Crandell weaves a darkly comic and thoroughly heartbreaking coming-of-age tale set in 1990 as the author is about to graduate from college. With very few job prospects and in need of tuition money, he joins his father working at a ceiling tile factory in tiny Lagro, Indiana. As his father moves headlong into a midlife crisis complete with a bad toupee and a penchant for drinking on the job Crandell's mother struggles with depression and talks in the third person as she manages a fast-food joint, where she compels her crew to dress in homemade costumes. As the author struggles to finish his degree, he also fights the urge to stay where he is and end up a lifer like his father. However, before long, the monotonous work takes its toll on Crandell, making him realize just how similar he and his dad are. From their joint substance abuse to their feelings about the coworkers they watch buried from asbestosis, the Crandell men struggle to find a way to communicate. This powerful book explores themes of modern manhood, hope, and the power of labor to bring together workers, families, and even macho men
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Crandell, Doug
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Crandell, Doug
  • Crandell, Doug
  • Authors, American
  • Wabash Region (Ind.)
  • Indiana
Target audience
adult
Label
The all-American industrial motel, Doug Crandell, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781569762219
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11333643
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11333643
System control number
MWT11333643
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The all-American industrial motel, Doug Crandell, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781569762219
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11333643
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11333643
System control number
MWT11333643
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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