Work Like Any Other: After the Novel by Virginia Reeves (Hardcover)
Loyalty Silver Spring has Moved!
1920s Alabama. Roscoe T. Martin is fascinated by this new force spreading across the county—electricity. But with the banks getting ever tighter his wife, Marie, needs him to help run her family's farm. But he is no farmer and, year after year, the earth betrays them. Then he hits upon and idea to save himself, the farm, and his marriage! He sets about a project to siphon electricity from Alabama power via the overhead cables which run along the perimeter of the farm. It's a scam that works perfectly well until a young man working for the power company is electrocuted and killed on Roscoe's illegal lines and Roscoe is arrested...The cell of a penitentiary, the decomposition of a marriage, the ruthless land that makes this a humanist fable that still resonates today, all wonderfully portrayed by Alex W. Inker's brutally delicate art.
About the Author
Alex W Inker graduated in Comics from the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels in 2006 and went on to earn a Masters 2 in Cinema. He was a teacher at the University of Lille specializing in the links between comics and cinema. He lives in Lille, France. Virginia Reeves wrote the original novel on which this title is based. A graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at UT-Austin. She is the author of The Behavior of Love (Scribner, 2019) and Work Like Any Other (Scribner, 2016). Work Like Any Other was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and Booklist named it to their Top 10 First Novels of 2016. She teaches writing, communication, and literature at Helena College and lives with her husband, two daughters, and three-legged Pit Bull in a house that has survived a major earthquake and a fire. Montana Kane grew up in France and Morocco where she spent her childhood reading French comic books. She has translated over 270 comics and graphic novels in just about every genre imaginable and by many of the biggest names in the industry, both long-time icons and rising stars. Books she has translated have received glowing reviews in national media outlets and blogs and online review sites, and also landed on end-of-year Best Of Lists (including The Washington Post, the New York Times, and Forbes). Winner of a Will Eisner Award in Best U.S. Edition of International Material.