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The new me

Author: Halle Butler
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thirty-year-old Millie just can't pull it together. Misanthropic and morose, she spends her days killing time at a thankless temp job until she can return home to her empty apartment, where she oscillates wildly between self-recrimination and mild delusion, fixating on all the little ways she might change her life. Then she watches TV until she drops off to sleep, and the cycle begins again. When the possibility of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Black humor
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Humorous fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Butler, Halle.
New me.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2018029312
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Halle Butler
ISBN: 9780143133605 0143133608
OCLC Number: 1041193540
Description: 191 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Halle Butler.

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"Thirty-year-old Millie just can't pull it together. Misanthropic and morose, she spends her days killing time at a thankless temp job until she can return home to her empty apartment, where she oscillates wildly between self-recrimination and mild delusion, fixating on all the little ways she might change her life. Then she watches TV until she drops off to sleep, and the cycle begins again. When the possibility of a full-time job offer arises, it seems to bring the better life she's envisioning, one that involves nicer clothes, fresh produce, maybe even financial independence, within reach. But with it also comes the paralyzing realization, lurking just beneath the surface, of just how hollow that vision has become. Darkly hilarious and devastating, The New Me is a dizzying descent into the mind of a young woman trapped in the funhouse of American consumer culture."--Page 4 of cover.

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