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Work Like Any Other Read & Download à 104 ↠ [Epub] ➟ Work Like Any Other By Virginia Reeves – 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 Roscoe 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 Work Like ePUB #186 self his marriage and his family Realizing he might lose them all if he doesn’t do something he begin. 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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Ving him 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 belie. 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 when everybody around him showed their mistrust and resistance against something so alien as electricity while to him it was God's next miracleSet against the historical background of Alabama and the Kilby Correctional Facility we get to see Roscoe's daily life in prison working hard at whatever prison job comes his way Roscoe's wife Marie is portrayed as this cold hearted and resentful btch woman you cannot but dislikeTechnical parts were well written and interesting and the characters well fleshed out From guilt to forgiveness resentment to compassion even racial issues all are dealt with in this story A wonderful debut by Virginia Reevesword gem uoin 1 an external solid angle of a wall or the like 2 one of the stones forming it; cornerstone 3 any of various bricks of standard shape for forming corners of brick walls or the like 4 a wedge shaped piece of wood stone or other material used for any of various purposes Review copy supplied by publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a rating andor review

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Work Like Any OtherS to use his skills 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 lea. 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