Office Girl

Author: Joe Meno
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 9781846591716
Size: 15.14 MB
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No one dies in Office Girl. Nobody talks about the international political situation. There is no mention of any economic collapse. Nothing takes place during a World War. Instead, this novel is about young people doing interesting things in the final moments of the last century. Odile is a twenty-three-year-old art-school dropout, a minor vandal and a hopeless dreamer. Jack is a twenty-five-year-old shirker who's most happy capturing the endless noises of the city on his out-of-date tape recorder. Together they decide to start their own art movement in defiance of a contemporary culture made dull by both the tedious and the obvious. Set in February 1999 — just before the end of one world and the beginning of another — Office Girl is the story of two people caught between the uncertainty of their futures and the all-too-brief moments of modern life. 'A love story on bicycles' Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief 'Wonderful storytelling panache' The Wall Street Journal 'Fresh and funny' The New York Times 'A sweetheart of a novel' Kirkus Review 'Meno has constructed a snowflake-delicate inquiry into alienation and longing' Booklist

Intimate Adventures Of An Office Girl

Author: Sienna Lewis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407027821
Size: 11.67 MB
Format: PDF
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'I work in a pretty ordinary office from 9 to 5. I could be the receptionist in your building, or the girl next to you on the bus reading a copy of Metro. And I'm wondering, what happened? How did I turn from a spotty teenager into this femme fatale who can't stop falling in and out of bed?' Following a bad breakup, twenty-something Sienna Lewis resolves not to commit to one man until she has found The One. Instead she starts to explore the world of internet dating, sex clubs, one-night stands and booty calls. But it's not always easy - if not getting a call from one man is bad enough, not hearing from five is even more distressing. And then there is the man she can't get out of her head, Tall Boy from the office. How will she tell him that for her it's more than just the sex ... Sienna's just an ordinary girl from the office with an extraordinary private life, and her diaries are explicit, very honest and lots of fun.

The Post Office Girl

Author: Stefan Zweig
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590175903
Size: 18.56 MB
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Wes Anderson on Stefan Zweig: "I had never heard of Zweig...when I just more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I loved this first book. I also read the The Post-Office Girl. The Grand Budapest Hotel has elements that were sort of stolen from both these books. Two characters in our story are vaguely meant to represent Zweig himself — our “Author” character, played by Tom Wilkinson, and the theoretically fictionalised version of himself, played by Jude Law. But, in fact, M. Gustave, the main character who is played by Ralph Fiennes, is modelled significantly on Zweig as well." 2009 PEN Translation Prize Finalist The logic of capitalism, boom and bust, is unremitting and unforgiving. But what happens to human feeling in a completely commodified world? In The Post-Office Girl, Stefan Zweig, a deep analyst of the human passions, lays bare the private life of capitalism.Christine toils in a provincial post office in post–World War I Austria, a country gripped by unemployment. Out of the blue, a telegram arrives from Christine’s rich American aunt inviting her to a resort in the Swiss Alps. Christine is immediately swept up into a world of inconceivable wealth and unleashed desire. She feels herself utterly transformed: nothing is impossible. But then, abruptly, her aunt cuts her loose. Christine returns to the post office, where yes, nothing will ever be the same. Christine meets Ferdinand, a bitter war veteran and disappointed architect, who works construction jobs when he can get them. They are drawn to each other, even as they are crushed by a sense of deprivation, of anger and shame. Work, politics, love, sex: everything is impossible for them. Life is meaningless, unless, through one desperate and decisive act, they can secretly remake their world from within. Cinderella meets Bonnie and Clyde in Zweig’s haunting and hard-as-nails novel, completed during the 1930s, as he was driven by the Nazis into exile, but left unpublished at the time of his death. The Post-Office Girl, available here for the first time in English, transforms our image of a modern master’s achievement.

The Out Of Office Girl Summer Comes Early With This Gorgeous Rom Com

Author: Nicola Doherty
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780755386864
Size: 13.35 MB
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'I really enjoyed this book, it made me feel sunny and happy' Kate, Me, My Books and I. Banish those winter blues with this fantastic feel-good novel, perfect if you love Mhairi McFarlane, Joanna Bolouri and Cate Woods. Summer is coming! Alice Roberts is having a rubbish summer. She's terrified of her boss, her career is stalling, and she's just been dumped - by text message. But things are about to change... When her boss Olivia is taken ill, Alice is sent on the work trip of a lifetime: to a villa in Sicily, to edit the autobiography of Hollywood bad boy Luther Carson. But it's not all yachts, nightclubs and Camparis. Luther's arrogant agent Sam wants him to ditch the book. Luther himself is gorgeous, charming and impossible to read. There only seems to be one way to get his attention, and it's not one her boss would approve of. Alice is out of the office, and into deep trouble... What reviewers are saying about THE OUT OF OFFICE GIRL... 'A modern-day Roman Holiday: smart, funny and totally unputdownable' Gemma Burgess 'A great beach read' Star 'A fantastic novel. Smart, funny and romantic' Jenny Banks, Novelicious 'A hugely enjoyable read from start to finish' Chick Lit Chloe 'Nicola Doherty joins the ranks of Bagshawe and Kinsella ... a fantastic debut novel' Sarah, Keep Calm and Read a Book

Office Girl

Author: Carey Ravenstar Robin
Publisher: Serpentine Tales
ISBN: 0984867643
Size: 14.39 MB
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Office Space meets Sex and the City when one chronically underemployed English teacher settles on a job at a corporate office. In humorous essays on teaching, life in a dull office, and romantic escapades, Carey RavenStar Robin continues to search for the perfect job and perfect romance. * * * Excerpt * * * Interviewing To get hired at America's Vision and Dental, I had to go on five separate interviews. First the HR woman interviewed me, then the manager, then the V.P. of public relations, then the Director of Compliance, and finally a panel of people from the whole office. I had to come in three different times for the five interviews. Little did I know that in the four years I'd be at AVD, I'd report to seven different people. This is why I can't get anywhere in life. Well, it's one of the many reasons. I am terrible at interviews. I am thoroughly convinced that I got this job because AVD was worse than me at interviews. They were disorganized and asked cliche questions. Them: What are your weaknesses? Me: Chocolate. Well, and men who compliment me. Them: What is your greatest strength? Me: My ability to color code things by paper clip color. Them: Why do you want this job? Me: I've always longed to spend 7.5 hours a day in a small, compact, gray space. Them: What would you do if your bosses both wanted you to do something at the same time, but you could only do one? Me: Learn to juggle. Them: Why do you want to be a secretary? Won't you be bored? Me: Me? Bored? Oh no! Believe it or not, I'm giving up a life of riches and fame to take this job. That's just how much I want to be a secretary. I got really sick of traveling the world. You can imagine how many chiropractic adjustments you need due to all the plane rides around the world. Traveling is very hard on the back, you know. And the expensive, tailored gowns! Oh and the talented, rich and handsome men ogling me at every turn was its own cross to bear. The long days with nothing to do but sit on my veranda by the ocean were growing old. It was after my butler served yet another round of appetizers that the ingenious idea occurred to me - become a secretary. It seemed like it would be a job filled with far more excitement than the one I had been living. After all, the root word of secretary is secret and it promised to be a job filled with mystery and intrigue. I always dreamed of sitting in an ergonomic chair and getting flowers on secretary's day. As a secretary, I get to make travel arrangements, thus seeing the world from my ergonomic chair on wheels. No longer do I have to eat heavy, tempting meals. There's no need to spend weeks in weight-loss spas or any of that. No, no, I'll just eat Lean Cuisine on my lunch while browsing the Internet. Of course, now I'll have to be downgraded to a mere administrative assistant so the others won't be envious. But I will insist upon calling myself a secretary, even if it is only in secret.