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Book Title: The Beautiful Bureaucrat|
The size of the: 435 KB
Edition: Henry Holt and Co.
Date of issue: August 11th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781627793766
The author of the book: Helen Phillips
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as "The Database." After a long period of joblessness, she's not inclined to question her fortune, but 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 no explanation as to his whereabouts, her creeping unease shifts decidedly to dread.
As other strange events build to a crescendo, the haunting truth about Josephine's work begins to take shape in her mind, even as something powerful is gathering its own form within her. She realizes that in order to save those she holds most dear, she must penetrate an institution whose tentacles seem to extend to every corner of the city and beyond. Both chilling and poignant, The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a novel of rare restraint and imagination. With it, Helen Phillips enters the company of Murakami, Bender, and Atwood as she twists the world we know and shows it back to us full of meaning and wonder-luminous and new.
Read information about the authorHelen Phillips is the author of four books: the novel THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT (a New York Times Notable Book of 2015 and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award), the short story collection SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS, the collection AND YET THEY WERE HAPPY (named a notable book by The Story Prize), and the middle-grade adventure novel HERE WHERE THE SUNBEAMS ARE GREEN. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and the Italo Calvino Prize. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and Tin House, and on Selected Shorts.
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