Short Stories about Teenagers at Work
Anne Mazer (Editor)
In this collection of fifteen nearly all original short stories, teenagers go to work, many of them for the first time. They work in fast food restaurants, sell subscriptions by telephone, do odd jobs, clerk, tutor, and harvest crops.
Whether the job is exciting or dull, something to avoid later on or a true vocation, the teenagers in these stories discover that work is who we are and how we live—and it often leads to the unexpected.
Authors include Victor Martínez, Lois Metzger, Graham Salisbury, Ann Hood, and eleven more.
“Almost without exception, the pieces are thought-provoking and consciousness-raising, and are certain to ring a bell with teenagers working, unemployed, or planning their careers.”
Anne Mazer is the author of several widely acclaimed books, including the novels Moose Street and The Oxboy, and a picture book, The Salamander Room. She is the editor of the anthologies America Street, Going Where I'm Coming From, and A Walk in My World.
Paperback / $9.95 (Can $14.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-224-5 / 208 pages / Anthology