Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt audiobook

Lightning Rods

By Helen DeWitt
Read by Dushko Petrovich

Dreamscape 9780811219433
7.56 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Joefails to sell a single set of the Encyclopedia Britannica in six months. Thenfails to sell a single Electrolux and must eat a hundred and twenty-six piecesof homemade pie, served up by his would-be customers who feel sorry for him.Holed up in his trailer, Joe finds an outlet for his frustrations in a seriesof ingenious sexual fantasies, and at last strikes gold. His brainstorm,Lightning Rods, Inc., will take Joe to the very top, and to the very heart ofcorporate insanity, with an outrageous solution to the spectre of sexualharassment in the modern office. Anuproarious, hard-boiled modern fable of corporate life, sex, and race inAmerica, Helen DeWitt’s Lightning Rods brims with the satiric energy ofNathanael West and the philosophic import of an Aristophanic comedy of ideas.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the December 2011 Indie Next List

Joefails to sell a single set of the Encyclopedia Britannica in six months. Thenfails to sell a single Electrolux and must eat a hundred and twenty-six piecesof homemade pie, served up by his would-be customers who feel sorry for him.Holed up in his trailer, Joe finds an outlet for his frustrations in a seriesof ingenious sexual fantasies, and at last strikes gold. His brainstorm,Lightning Rods, Inc., will take Joe to the very top, and to the very heart ofcorporate insanity, with an outrageous solution to the spectre of sexualharassment in the modern office.

Anuproarious, hard-boiled modern fable of corporate life, sex, and race inAmerica, Helen DeWitt’s Lightning Rods brims with the satiric energy ofNathanael West and the philosophic import of an Aristophanic comedy of ideas.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An absurdist comedy of the American workplace and the indignities faced by employees in today’s turbo-capitalism, a quietly seething feminist critique of pornography and the commodification of women, and a category-defying fable about the meaninglessness of success.” Telegraph
“Dewitt maintains a strong, clear, narrative voice throughout, pitch-perfectly parodying management speak, corporate culture and self-help bibles.” Independent
“A razor-sharp comic masterpiece.” Financial Times
“A tightly disciplined and extremely funny satire on office politics, sexual politics, American politics, and the art of positive thinking.” Guardian

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Author

Author Bio: Helen DeWitt

Author Bio: Helen DeWitt

Helen DeWitt is a novelist. She is the author of the highly praised novels, The Last Samurai, Your Name Here, and Lightning Rods. She lives in Berlin.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English