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The night cleaner

Author: Florence Aubenas; Andrew Brown
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : English edView all editions and formats
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The idea was simple: pack a suitcase, go to another city where you have no connections and try to find a job, anonymously. That was the idea that took Florence Aubenas--one of France's most accomplished undercover journalists--on a journey into the worst recession since the Great Depression. Day after day she searched for work, one unemployed worker among others, with no special skills or qualifications. She  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Florence Aubenas; Florence Aubenas; Florence Aubenas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Florence Aubenas; Andrew Brown
ISBN: 9780745651996 0745651992
OCLC Number: 668946689
Notes: "First published in French as Le quai de Ouistreham © Éditions de l'Olivier, 2010"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Scraping the barrel --
A rush job --
A lunch --
The beast --
The maid --
The advert --
The toilets --
Teeth --
The white horse --
The union --
The leaving party --
The barbecue section --
Passions --
The gang of morons --
The picnic --
The spider's web --
The job train --
The ZAC --
Mimi --
The permanent job.
Other Titles: Quai de Ouistreham.
Responsibility: Florence Aubenas ; translated by Andrew Brown.
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"Aubenas's story is bleak because it lacks a conviction that things could be different. The story lies in the rubble - literally - of the achievements and failures of organised labour." The Guardian Read more...

 
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