Jillian (Paperback)
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Jillian (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 09/07/2020
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From the author of the 'great' (Dolly Alderton), 'terrific' (Zadie Smith) The New Me, comes a subversive, hilarious portrait of two colleagues, each more like the other than they would care to admit.

'Wretchedly riveting' Jia Tolentino, New Yorker


'Butler is an essential contemporary voice' Literary Hub

'A master of writing about work and its discontents' The Millions


Megan
is only twenty-four but her life feels like a dead end. Working as a gastroenterologist's receptionist and resenting the success and happiness of her friends, the only thing that makes her feel better is obsessively critiquing the behaviour of her colleague, Jillian. A grotesquely optimistic thirty-five-year-old single mother, Jillian's chirpy positivity obscures her mounting struggles - until her downfall is precipitated by the purchase of a dog . . .

'Outrageous and amusing ... reads like rubbernecking or a junk-food binge, compelling a horrified fascination and bleak laughter' Kirkus

'The funniest book I've read in a long time, but also one of the most important ones' The Rumpus

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474617574
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Outrageous and amusing ... reads like rubbernecking or a junk-food binge, compelling a horrified fascination and bleak laughter * Kirkus *
Wretchedly riveting * New Yorker *
Butler is an essential contemporary voice * Literary Hub *
Butler is an extremely sharp-eyed satirist, and the books are very funny, especially on the deadening banalities of office life -- Alex Clark * Guardian *
A master of writing about work and its discontents * The Millions *
The funniest book I've read in a long time, but also one of the most important ones * The Rumpus *
The feel-bad book of the year ... sublimely awkward and hilarious * Chicago Tribune *
Few authors capture the acidic angst of downtrodden millennials like Butler * The Huffington Post *

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“Brilliant”

Jillian follows two neurotic women that work together and hate each other. Jillian is a compulsive liar and Megan is an outright arsehole.

I thought Butler did a really fantastic job portraying the lives of these... More

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“Bleakly hilarious and wonderfully vile”

I adored this book. Butler’s writing gives a voice to a character everybody has experience of - the voice inside your head that says the mean, uncharitable, scathing things about every person you’ve ever known; the... More

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