Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor by John Cheever

bookshelves: radio-4, winter-20152016, dec-2015-free-for-all, north-americas, us-new-york, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, pecuniarilly-challenged, published-2009

Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from December 17 to 26, 2015

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06sbl90

Description: John Cheever’s classic yuletide story, Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor. On Christmas day Charlie, a down on his luck lift attendant, laments his lack of upward mobility. But the generosity of the residents in the wealthy New York apartment building where he works takes him by surprise. A cautionary tale of indulgence, generosity and the law of unintended consequences.

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