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Personal days : a novel

Author: Ed Park
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In an unnamed New York-based company, the employees are getting restless as everything around them unravels. There's Pru, the former grad student turned spreadsheet drone; Laars, the hysteric whose work anxiety stalks him in his tooth-grinding dreams; and Jack II, who gives unwanted backrubs - aka "jackrubs"--To his co-workers." "On a Sunday, one of them is called at home. And the Firings begin." "Rich with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Park
ISBN: 9780812978575 0812978579
OCLC Number: 173659698
Notes: "A Random House trade paperback original"--Title page verso.
Awards: Commended for Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award (First Fiction) 2009
Commended for Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2008
Description: 241 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Ed Park.

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"In an unnamed New York-based company, the employees are getting restless as everything around them unravels. There's Pru, the former grad student turned spreadsheet drone; Laars, the hysteric whose work anxiety stalks him in his tooth-grinding dreams; and Jack II, who gives unwanted backrubs - aka "jackrubs"--To his co-workers." "On a Sunday, one of them is called at home. And the Firings begin." "Rich with Orwellian doublespeak, filled with sabotage and romance, this astonishing literary debut is at once a comic delight and a narrative tour de force. It's a novel for anyone who has ever worked in an office and wondered: "Where does the time go? Where does the life go? And whose banana is in the fridge?""--publisher description.

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