Law school graduate finds his way to success, happiness through various jobs
“The Way Up” by Ward Jones follows law school graduate John Howard as he tries to find a job that will pay more than a retail sales commission.
HOUSTON – “The Way Up” (ISBN 1477429379) by Ward Jones reveals an almost microscopic intimacy of the life as a salesman, and as minutely, what it’s like to be an associate of a law firm. The hours of work, the personal sacrifices, the pressure of showing your worth, day after day, have rarely in a novel been shown with this kind of clarity and honesty. Written for readers who want to be enlightened, entertained, but also moved. The life of a young man, John Howard, at times heroic, at times comic, is a person who tries, in the small ways he can, to make his life better. This son of a cruel father, submissive mother, is brought to life for the pages of “The Way Up,” and will not, by those who read them, be forgotten.
At the heart of our country’s greatest problem, finding a job, one that will feed a family for the time it takes to find a better job. Millions are on that quest, a stressful journey like John’s. And though theirs may lead in a different direction, they seek what he does, a chance to be proud, respected, and matter in some small but significant way.
About the Author:
Ward Jones was previously a lawyer in private and corporate practice. Since 1995, he has written five novels. A sixth, a sequel to “The Way Up,” is in progress. He has also written short stories, among them “Joe Bugle,” published in Audience.
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