Templand

Templand

by Jill Elaine Hughes

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Templand by Jill Elaine Hughes

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

ISBN-13: 9781481840965
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2013
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

JILL ELAINE HUGHES is a professional journalist, playwright, memoirist, and fiction author. She has written for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Washington Post, Cat Fancy magazine, New Art Examiner, and numerous other media outlets. Her plays have been widely published and produced by theaters in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, the United Kingdom, and Australia. She is also the author of several New Adult fiction books. Ms. Hughes also writes erotic fiction under two pen names: Jamaica Layne and Jay E. Hughes.

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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.