Now, Whose Fault is That?
The Struggle for Self-Esteem in the Face of Chronic Unemployment
This book is about the problems faced by able-bodied men who are forced to live off public welfare, or "on the dole. " Based on the author's daily interactions with a hundred unemployed men in one Newfoundland village, this sensitive probe takes on a narrative form centered on one man and his family, and his struggle to maintain their self-esteem in the community. For, to be excused for being unemployed, a man must constantly show his desire to work.