Where are Our Novels About Working Class Life?

A novel about working class lives is the exception to the rule in contemporary American publishing. The 21st century has tended to find its thematic center of gravity in matters of middle class bewilderment, identity politics and pessimism as the intersecting crises of capitalism have intensified. It is not necessarily the case that there are no books about working class lives being written. It is simply that they are not eagerly sought by the publishing industry.

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