Praise for THE ART OF WORK
"In these gentle and emotionally honest stories of ordinary people trying to negotiate their way through a world of ambiguity, Phaye Poliakoff-Chen reveals a talent for quietly depicting the centrifugal forces at work in the everyday lives of so many Americans. All by itself, 'The Possum Ride,' which strikes me as a story that captures the zeitgeist of this hour in our social history like a spirit in a bottle, is worth the price of admission."
National Book Award Winner, MacArthur Fellow
Author of Middle Passage