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Working Up the Bottle


Working Up the Bottle

Spry, Mike (2011) Working Up the Bottle. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Working Up the Bottle
Mike Spry
Working Up the Bottle is the story of three friends from youth who decide to rob a restaurant. Hunter, a chef with suicidal tendencies yet cursed with drunken immortality; Riley, a waitress (who Hunter loves) trapped in a dead-end job and an abusive relationship; and Jack, a successful entrepreneur who amuses himself by toying with his old friends’ existence. The novel finds Hunter and Riley trying to achieve some measure of salvation in escaping the world of the service industry; a forgotten community of addicts, miscreants, misfits, and savages. Set against the backdrop of an unnamed Canadian metropolis, Working Up the Bottle is a darkly humorous tragedy that discusses the sad reality of the educated working poor, characters whose aspirations have long since dissolved into the bottom of their drinks and their desperate attempt to climb back to the top.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > English
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Spry, Mike
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Date:15 February 2011
ID Code:7452
Deposited By: MICHAEL SPRY
Deposited On:14 Jun 2011 15:18
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:30
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