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The new me

Author: Halle Butler
Publisher: London, England : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a windowless office, women stand in a circle. One explains something from her real, nonwork life - about the frustration and indignity of returning an item she bought online. One wears a topknot. Another checks her pedometer. Watching them all is Millie. Thirty-years-old and an eternal temp, she says almost nothing, almost all of the time. But then the possibility of a permanent job arises. Will it bring the new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satirical literature
Psychological fiction
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Halle Butler
ISBN: 9781474612296 1474612296
OCLC Number: 1065723722
Description: 191 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Halle Butler.

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In a windowless office, women stand in a circle. One explains something from her real, nonwork life - about the frustration and indignity of returning an item she bought online. One wears a topknot. Another checks her pedometer. Watching them all is Millie. Thirty-years-old and an eternal temp, she says almost nothing, almost all of the time. But then the possibility of a permanent job arises. Will it bring the new life Millie is envisioning - one involving a gym membership, a book club, and a lot less beer and TV - finally within reach? Or will it reveal just how hollow that vision has become?

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Monstrously depressing but so comic and well observed that I didn't really mind ... It is great -- Dolly Alderton It's terrific. So funny. -- Zadie Smith The New Me is a pitch-black and wickedly Read more...

 
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