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Thursday, February 16, 2012

mini-review: sub-prime by Emma Calin

A man who has no office to go to - I don't care who he is - is a trial of which you can have no conception. - George Bernard Shaw

with a family to feed and mortgage payments to meet, Mike settles for "casual labor" at Celestial Farms. for Mike, the working conditions are not that bad but the job requirements are - preparing and slaughtering prime live turkeys. 
the term Sub-Prime refers to loans or mortgages supplied to those with lower credit ratings. according to Yahoo Answers, Sub-Prime could also mean "stay away, corrupt, better luck next time, a sucker's born every minute and clean up your act."
i find these other definitions interesting because they aptly describe Mike, the factory and the people he meets there. 
although the story is short, it is well-written, quite intense and very realistic. it deals with the human condition, the choices one makes and how far an unemployed person would go to survive.

*Sub-Prime (includes Audio Book) is available at Amazon. for more information about Emma Calin and her work, please visit http://www.emmacalin.com/

my personal rating is:

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