The Night Cleaner Florence Aubenas

ISBN: 9780745651996

Published: April 11th 2011


243 pages


The Night Cleaner  by  Florence Aubenas

The Night Cleaner by Florence Aubenas
April 11th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 243 pages | ISBN: 9780745651996 | 10.46 Mb

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 Frances 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 immersed herself in the crowd of job seekers, going from one employment office to another, eventually managing to cobble together a few hours working as a night cleaner on a ferry that crossed the English Channel.

For many people the global financial crisis seems real enough but remote from their daily lives. They have little sense of what it really means to be unemployed in the midst of a recession. Florence Aubenas was determined to find out. This book is the story of her journey. The Night Cleaner became an instant number one bestseller in France and has subsequently become a bestseller in many countries throughout the world. Better than any academic treatise on the topic, this book shows what recession means today.

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