Jillian

Author:   Halle Butler
Publisher:   Orion Publishing Co
Edition:   Unabridged edition
ISBN:  

9781474617574


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   09 July 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Twenty-four-year-old Megan may have her whole life ahead of her, but it already feels like a dead end, thanks to her dreadful job as a gastroenterologist's receptionist and her heart-clogging resentment of the success and happiness of everyone around her. But no one stokes Megan's bitterness quite like her coworker, Jillian, a grotesquely optimistic, thirty-five-year-old single mother whose chirpy positivity obscures her mounting struggles. Megan and Jillian's lives become increasingly precarious as their faulty coping mechanisms--denial, self-help books, alcohol, religion, prescription painkillers, obsessive criticism, alienated boyfriends, and, in Jillian's case, the misguided purchase of a dog--send them spiraling toward their downfalls. Wickedly authentic and brutally funny, JILLIAN is a subversive portrait of two women trapped in cycles of self-delusion and self-destruction, each more like the other than they would care to admit.

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Author:   Halle Butler
Publisher:   Orion Publishing Co
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Edition:   Unabridged edition
Dimensions:   Width: 12.80cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 19.60cm
Weight:   0.190kg
ISBN:  

9781474617574


ISBN 10:   1474617573
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   09 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Few authors capture the acidic angst of downtrodden millennials like Butler * The Huffington Post * The feel-bad book of the year ... sublimely awkward and hilarious * Chicago Tribune * The funniest book I've read in a long time, but also one of the most important ones * The Rumpus * A master of writing about work and its discontents * The Millions * Butler is an essential contemporary voice * Literary Hub * Wretchedly riveting * New Yorker * Outrageous and amusing ... reads like rubbernecking or a junk-food binge, compelling a horrified fascination and bleak laughter * Kirkus *


Author Information

Halle Butler is a writer living in New York City. The author of Jillian, she has been named a National Book Award Foundation's 5 Under 35 honoree and a Granta Best Young American Novelist.

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