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- DescriptionChilling . . . the perfect summer page-turner. Chicago Tribune Kafka would love The Beautiful Bureaucrat. . . . It s a surprising revelation of a book from an uncompromising author as unique as she is talented. NPR Riveting . . . thrillerlike . . . Ultimately, The Beautiful Bureaucrat succeeds because it isn t afraid to ask the deepest questions. The New York Times Book Review In a windowless building in a remote part of town, a newly employed young woman, Josephine, inputs an endless string of numbers into something kwn only as The Database. As the days inch by and the files stack up, Josephine feels increasingly anxious in her surroundings the office s scarred pinkish walls take on a living quality, the drone of keyboards echoes eerily down the long halls. When one evening her husband Joseph disappears and then returns, offering explanation as to his whereabouts, her creeping unease shifts decidedly to dread, in Helen Phillips's The Beautiful Bureaucrat.
- Author BiographyHelen Phillips is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award and the Italo Calvino Prize and more. She is the author of the widely acclaimed The Beautiful Bureaucrat. Her debut collection And Yet They Were Happy was named a notable book by The Story Prize. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Electric Literature, and The New York Times. An assistant professor of creative writing at Brooklyn College, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.
- Author(s)Helen Phillips
- PublisherSt Martin's Press
- Date of Publication14/06/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSt Martin's Press
- Weight136 g
- Width140 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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