Office Girl

Author: Joe Meno
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 9781846591716
Size: 19.35 MB
Format: PDF
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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 Jack is a twenty-five-year-old shirker who's most happy capturing the endless noises of the city on his out-of-date tape recorder.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

The Post Office Girl

Author: Stefan Zweig
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590175903
Size: 11.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Intimate Adventures Of An Office Girl

Author: Sienna Lewis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407027821
Size: 19.33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 Out Of Office Girl

Author: Nicola Doherty
Publisher: Headline Review
ISBN: 0755386841
Size: 15.75 MB
Format: PDF
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From London to Italy with love... 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...

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

Author: Nicola Doherty
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780755386864
Size: 18.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Intimate Adventures Of An Office Girl

Author: Ann Summers
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780091928216
Size: 20.85 MB
Format: PDF
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With the kind of raunchy approach you would expect from Ann Summers, this unabashed cartoon version of the world's most famous sex manual reveals the amusing truth about what really goes on in the bedroom The Kama Sutra says that sex can sometimes give us a glimpse of heaven. The Calmer Sutra demonstrates that the Elephant Posture and the Yawning can just as easily result in an embarrassing situation.