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“Le Quai de Ouistreham”, by Florence Aubenas

The first lines of Le quai de Ouistreham (which means “the Ouistreham quay”) immediately announce the general theme of the book. “The ‘credit crunch’. That’s what everyone is talking about, without really knowing what to say about it, or how to approach the subject.”

However, though the credit crunch is a subject that hovers in your mind throughout the whole book, what this piece of investigative journalism really is about is how people at the bottom of the social ladder, with no diplomas or valuable work experience, deal with unemployment while still desperately trying to get a job.

Photo: Courtesy of Les Carnets

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