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Casey Gray

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ISBN 13: 9781468313109
Trim Size: 5.4 x 8


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Immigration, suburban poverty, and big-box retail converge in this audacious debut novel of a nation coming apart at the seams

Set in the American Southwest, Casey Gray’s ambitious tragicomic debut novel follows a group of customers and employees through the twenty-four hour work cycle inside a classic American institution—The Superstore. With a cast of characters including Ernesto, a local gang member struggling to choose his day job over a desultory life as a drug dealer; Wilma, a grandmother working double shifts to support her family; and Keith, a high school student with a penchant for filmmaking, Gray offers a humane and contemporary portrait of life on the suburban fringe. Discount is a triumphant and big-hearted novel you won’t soon forget.

Casey Gray teaches English at New Mexico State University. His work has appeared in Ploughshares. Discount is his first novel.

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