At the back entrance to a friend’s restaurant, I met a single mom who struggled to hold down three jobs to support her kids. “I don’t think this is going to last,” she said. “To be honest, I think that was my final act.” (Photo by Donato DiCamillo)
About The Common Reader
The Common Reader, a publication of Washington University in St. Louis, offers the best in reviews, articles and creative non-fiction engaging the essential debates and issues of our time.