The journalist Deepak Singh’s parents convinced him to get an MBA so that he would always be employable. But when he followed his spouse to the United States, he found it difficult to get a job. How May I Help You? chronicles his experiences working in an electronics store, among the legions of Americans of all races stuck in service-sector jobs that offer low wages and no career prospects. Singh’s down-and-out depiction reveals how immigration, race and class intersect in the lowest tiers of the American wage economy.
Penguin, 282 pages, Rs 399