Temporary

Author(s): Hilary Leichter

Modern & Contemporary Literature | Literary Fiction

The cult American hit - 'Alice in Wonderland set in the gig economy' (New York Times) 18 boyfriends. 23 jobs. One ghost who occasionally pops in to give advice. Welcome to the world of the Temporary.'There is nothing more personal than doing your job'. So goes the motto of the Temporary, as she takes job after job, in search of steadiness, belonging, and something to call her own. Aided by her bespoke agency and a cast of boyfriends - each allotted their own task (the handy boyfriend, the culinary boyfriend, the real estate boyfriend) - she is happy to fill in for any of us: for the Chairman of the Board, a ghost, a murderer, a mother. Even for you, and for me.Wild, hopeful, infinitely sad and infinitely funny, Temporary is the smartest, most humane story of what it is to work and live, here and now.'A narrative so deliciously allusive and disarmingly literal that this reader kept thinking maximum glee had been attained, only for the glee to somehow grow even more maximal just a few sentences later.' - Helen Oyeyemi  


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780571363865
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : 0.267
  • : April 2021
  • : 1.8 Centimeters X 13.5 Centimeters X 21.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hilary Leichter
  • : Hilary Leichter
  • : 256
  • : 256
  • : 813.6
  • : 813.6
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback