• From the Publisher
January 2, 2018

Two fam­i­lies immi­grate to America’s Steel Val­ley and open a truck­ing motel and laun­dry. The busi­ness­es change hands through three gen­er­a­tions as the region’s indus­try booms and busts. When the two dis­parate fam­i­lies become one, the new gen­er­a­tion must exam­ine what it means to endure in a place, a cul­ture, a lan­guage, and a his­to­ry. Line Study of a Motel Clerk exam­ines a family’s cen­tu­ry-long effort to make a home in a world on the move.

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