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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 . . .
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 9th July 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781474617581


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