For over fifty years, Lloyd Zimpel has written about
the trials and triumphs of the American worker. From
blue collar jobs to white, from the farm to the factory
floor, Zimpel has documented the American Dream through
the eyes of the working class.
In Steady Work, we have collected
10 stories from one of the most important writers
of working-class literature in the last half century.
Question 28: How I Got Out
The Whereabouts of the Witness
Lloyd Zimpel grew up and worked in the upper Midwest,
later moving to California, where for many years he
was with the State Fair Employment Commission. He
is the author of the novels Meeting the Bear
and A Season of Fire & Ice and the editor
of several books on employment problems. His short
stories have appeared in many anthologies, and he
is a recipient of a fellowship in fiction from the
National Endowment for the Arts.