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The Resource London and the south-east : a novel, David Szalay

London and the south-east : a novel, David Szalay

Label
London and the south-east : a novel
Title
London and the south-east
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Szalay
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Paul Rainey, the hapless antihero at the center of this "compulsively readable" (Independent on Sunday) story works, miserably, in ad sales. He sells space in magazines that hardly exist, and through a fog of booze and drugs dimly perceives that he is dissatisfied with his life--professionally, sexually, recreationally, the whole nine yards. If only there were something he could do about it--and "something" seems to fall into his lap when a meeting with an old friend and fellow salesman, Eddy Jaw, leads to the offer of a new job. But when that offer turns out to be as misleading as Paul's own sales patter, his life is transformed in ways very much more peculiar than he ever thought possible. London and the South-East, which won the Betty Trask Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, is both a gloriously told shaggy-dog story about the compromising inanities of office life and consumer culture, and the perfect introduction to one of the best writers at work today."--Amazon.com
Summary
Paul Rainey, the hapless antihero at the center of this story works, miserably, in ad sales. He sells space in magazines that hardly exist, and through a fog of booze and drugs dimly perceives that he is dissatisfied with his life--professionally, sexually, recreationally, the whole nine yards. If only there were something he could do about it--and "something" seems to fall into his lap when a meeting with an old friend and fellow salesman, Eddy Jaw, leads to the offer of a new job. But when that offer turns out to be as misleading as Paul's own sales patter, his life is transformed in ways very much more peculiar than he ever thought possible
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Betty Trask Award, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
269238
Cataloging source
YDX
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Szalay, David
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sales personnel
  • Career changes
  • England
  • Career changes
  • Sales personnel
  • Social conditions
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
London and the south-east : a novel, David Szalay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973148836
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781555977931
Lccn
2017935698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973148836
Label
London and the south-east : a novel, David Szalay
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973148836
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781555977931
Lccn
2017935698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973148836

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