Temporary (Paperback)Hilary Leichter (author)
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A blisteringly funny skewering of the madness of the gig economy and how it can fragment and distend identity, Leichter's satirical novel focuses on the redoubtable Temporary who is willing to take on any job going.
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2021
18 boyfriends. 23 jobs. One ghost who occasionally pops in to give advice. Welcome to the world of the Temporary.
'There is nothing more personal than doing your job'. So goes the motto of the Temporary, as she takes job after job, in search of steadiness, belonging, and something to call her own.
Aided by her bespoke agency and a cast of boyfriends - each allotted their own task (the handy boyfriend, the culinary boyfriend, the real estate boyfriend) - she is happy to fill in for any of us: for the Chairman of the Board, a ghost, a murderer, a mother. Even for you, and for me.
Wild, hopeful, infinitely sad and infinitely funny, Temporary is the smartest, most humane story of what it is to work and live, here and now.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 18 mm
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