Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls by Alissa Nutting audiobook

Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls: Stories

By Alissa Nutting
Read by Brittany Pressley

HarperAudio, Ecco 9780062699855
4.93 Hours Unabridged
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In this darkly comic and surreal collection from celebrated author Alissa Nutting, misfit women scramble for agency in a series of uncanny circumstances. Throughout these breathtakingly creative seventeen stories spread across time, space, and differing planes of reality, we encounter a host of women and girls in a wide range of unusual jobs. A space cargo deliverywoman enlists the help of her cybersex partner to release her mother from cryogenic prison.  Desperate for affection and a more lavish lifestyle, a young woman falls under the corrosive spell of the fashion model for whom she’s given up everything to assist. A woman submits to a procedure that will turn her body into a futuristic ant farm, only to discover the sinister plans of her doctor. Though the settings these women find themselves in are as shocking and unique as they come, the emotional battles they face are searing and real. Some are trying to fight their way out of the cycle of abuse, while others must cope with the anguish brought on by infertility or the aftershocks of an abortion. Still others confront and embrace their most depraved desires, carving out power for themselves in worlds that relentlessly ask for conformity. Wickedly funny yet ringing with deep truths about gender, authority and the ways we inhabit and restrict the female body, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls is a brilliant commentary on the kaleidoscope of human behavior and a remarkably nuanced satire for our times.

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Summary

Summary

In this darkly comic and surreal collection from celebrated author Alissa Nutting, misfit women scramble for agency in a series of uncanny circumstances.

Throughout these breathtakingly creative seventeen stories spread across time, space, and differing planes of reality, we encounter a host of women and girls in a wide range of unusual jobs. A space cargo deliverywoman enlists the help of her cybersex partner to release her mother from cryogenic prison.  Desperate for affection and a more lavish lifestyle, a young woman falls under the corrosive spell of the fashion model for whom she’s given up everything to assist. A woman submits to a procedure that will turn her body into a futuristic ant farm, only to discover the sinister plans of her doctor.

Though the settings these women find themselves in are as shocking and unique as they come, the emotional battles they face are searing and real. Some are trying to fight their way out of the cycle of abuse, while others must cope with the anguish brought on by infertility or the aftershocks of an abortion. Still others confront and embrace their most depraved desires, carving out power for themselves in worlds that relentlessly ask for conformity.

Wickedly funny yet ringing with deep truths about gender, authority and the ways we inhabit and restrict the female body, Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls is a brilliant commentary on the kaleidoscope of human behavior and a remarkably nuanced satire for our times.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Nutting’s outrageous and excruciating writing makes my face split with laughter, often in public. She’s glorious chaos and utterly original—read her with joy.” Lydia Millet, author of Sweet Lamb of Heaven
“Alissa Nutting writes the most moving and uncanny prose. I want to be her avatar. Her future is great.” Kate Bernheimer, author of Horse, Flower, Bird
“These fine stories…illuminate how people hide behind their pursuits, concealing what matters most to them while striving, and usually failing, to be loved.” Ben Marcus, author of Notable American Women

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Author

Author Bio: Alissa Nutting

Author Bio: Alissa Nutting

Alissa Nutting is an assistant professor of English at Grinnell College. She is the author of several works, including the award-winning collection of stories Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls. Her work has appeared in the New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Tin House; Fence; and Bomb, among other venues.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 4.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English