by J.E. Hughes

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The heroine, Melanie Evers, is a plucky young working-class woman from Akron, Ohio struggling to support herself in Chicago in the post-9-11 economy. TEMPLAND follows Melanie's journey through the temporary employment world from a college student on "just a summer job" to a 28-year-old woman with a lot of intelligence (and a heap of student loan debt to match) through multiple layoffs and a series of ever-more-wacky temp assignments, as she struggles not only to survive, but also to find romance and always remain true to the honest, working-class values instilled in her by her beloved grandfather.

In her long, solitary journey through Templand, Melanie encounters adventure and romance on her search for that always-elusive Permanent Job---which she finally gets, along with her man. TEMPLAND is a highly entertaining, wickedly funny social satire, contemporary romance, and mystery novel all rolled into one.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016143712
Publisher: Hackberry Books
Publication date: 12/24/2012
Series: TEMPLAND series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 222 KB

About the Author

J.E. HUGHES is a full-time freelance journalist who writes fiction on the side. Having made her living exclusively by writing and publishing for more than 15 years now, she loves her job! She is a journalist, fiction writer, essayist, and humorist, and has contributed to many newspapers and national magazines, including The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, the Washington Post, Missouri Review, New Art Examiner, Dialogue, Cat Fancy, Black Gate,and many others, along with numerous corporate media clients. She writes fiction under her own name as well as under the pen names "Jay E. Hughes" (gay erotic fiction) and "Jamaica Layne" (general erotic fiction).

In addition to writing prose, Ms. Hughes is an accomplished playwright. Her plays have received productions and staged readings in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix, Ohio, Toronto, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. Her plays and monologues have been published by Smith & Kraus, Applause Books, Meriwether Publishing, and Heartland Play Publishers, among others. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and two children.
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Templand 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun yet poignant romp through the modern American Job market. While the story spans the late ’90s and early ‘00s it is just as applicable today in our continuing “rebuilding “ economy. The satire mixed with wit and just the right amount of real world pain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book, if a bit dated. Nice to see a book about the work world.