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Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind

Molly McGhee

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‘Trippy, incisive, riotously funny’ ALEXANDRA KLEEMAN‘[An] insightfully nightmarish parable ' HALLE BUTLER'A stunner’ NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH‘Luminous … as if George Saunders infiltrated the Severance writers’ room’ WASHINGTON POSTAn original and darkly funny debut novel about work, debt and how we live now, from a thrilling new voice in fiction.Jonathan Abernathy is a loser. Unemployed and behind on his student loan repayments, the only thing Abernathy has in abundance is debt.When a secretive government loan forgiveness programme offers him a job he can literally do in his sleep, Abernathy thinks he’s found his big break. Hired as a dream auditor, he finds himself entering the dreams of white-collar workers to flag their anxieties for removal at night so they'll be more productive in the day. If Abernathy can at least appear competent, might he have a chance at a new life?As Abernathy tries to find his footing in this new gig, reality and morality begin to warp around him. Soon, the lines between life and work, right and wrong, and even sleep and consciousness, have blurred and Abernathy begins to wonder just what he might have signed away…Wildly imaginative, laced with black humour and full of close-to-the-bone truths, Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind is the cult workplace novel that’s like nothing else you've read before.‘Surrealist … A scathing critique of capitalism’TIME‘A revelation’ HILARY LEICHTER‘An original mind brimming over with invention’ BEN MARCUS‘An exuberant, poignant, freewheeling debut … very funny’ JEFF VANDERMEER‘Debt can take on a life of its own, but when it’s really good – like Jonathan Abernathy – so can art’ ELECTRIC LIT‘The spiritual sibling of Severance, but creepier’LITERARY HUB‘Funny, freaky, intellectually bold and always from the heart’ SAM LIPSYTE
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 26 Oct 2023
Dimensions: 135 x 217 x 30 mm
ISBN: 9780008589141

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