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Work Like Any Other

Work Like Any Other

Published by Scribner UK

Alabama, 1920s: Rosco T. Martin is an electrician by trade. It’s what he loves, where his talents lie. But when his wife, Marie, inherits her father’s failing farm, he must give up his livelihood, at great cost to his sense of self, his marriage and his family.

Realising he might lose them all, he starts siphoning electricity from the state power lines, ushering in a brief period of bounty and happiness. Then a young man is electrocuted on Roscoe’s illegal lines and everything changes: Roscoe is arrested, the farm falls back into decay and Marie abandons him to face his twenty-year prison sentence alone.

Work Like Any Other

About the Author

Virginia Reeves

Virginia Reeves is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. Her fiction has appeared in The Common and The Baltimore Review and was shortlisted for the Tennessee Williams Fiction Contest and the Alexander Patterson Cappon Fiction Award. She spent most of her life in Montana, but now lives in Texas.

Virginia Reeves