In this final, sad chapter of the series, a West African immigrant, Adama Camara, scrubs toilets and wipes tables for 16 hours a day. The world is a grimy, dreary, bone-tired place. There’s too much work for too little gain, and we wish for Camara just rest. Finally he does sleep, on a bus, an ad for fried chicken and biscuits above him. The series ends as Camara’s bus carries him on through pines and red clay, through the “new New South.”

Read “Rim of the New World: Two Jobs and a Sense of Hope,” by Anne Hull

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