Working on the railroad is a funny thing when
you're educated. You don't belong, or at least,
you don't want to.
James De Monte's new novella, Brotherhood,
explores the world of blue-collar railroad repairmen
through the eyes of a recent college graduate.
An Ohio native, James De Monte teaches English at
Lakeland Community College near Cleveland. Previously,
he taught at Columbus State Community College, in
Sicily and Sardinia, at Central State University,
and for the Wick Poetry Center. Additionally, he has
worked a number of labor jobs and even interned on
Capitol Hill for Dennis Kucinich. He is a graduate
of both Mount Union College and the NEOMFA Program
at Kent State University. This novella, his first,
was longlisted for Shakespeare and Company's Paris