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The Odyssey by Lara Williams

The Odyssey by Lara Williams

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From the prize-winning author of Supper Club comes a wickedly funny and slyly poignant new satire on modern life - for fans of My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Convenience Store Woman, and J. G. Ballard's High Rise'Far from normal' The Times'This book is a serious vibe' Cosmopolitan'Lara Williams is the queen of smart modern satire.

I could read her all day' Emma Jane Unsworth Meet Ingrid. She works on a gargantuan luxury cruise liner, where she spends her days reorganizing the merchandise and waiting for long-term guests to drop dead in the changing rooms. On her days off, she disembarks from the ship and gets blind drunk on whatever the local alcohol is.

It's not a bad life. And it distracts her from thinking about the other life she left behind five years ago. Until one day she is selected for the employee mentorship scheme - an initiative run by the ship's mysterious captain and self-anointed lifestyle guru, Keith, who pushes Ingrid further than she thought possible.

But sooner or later, she will have to ask herself: how far is too far? Utterly original, mischievous and thought-provoking, The Odyssey is a merciless takedown of consumer capitalism and our anxious, ill-fated quests for something to believe in. And as its title suggests, it is a voyage that will eventually lead its unlikely heroine all the way home.

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  • Format:Paperback / softback 208 pages
  • Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint:Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • ISBN:9780241502815
  • Published:21 Apr 2022
  • Classifications:Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Humour
  • Readership:General (US: Trade)
  • Weight:226g
  • Dimensions:136 x 214 x 22 (mm)
  • Pub. Country:United Kingdom
  • Country of Origin:GB
  • Tariff Codes:49019900
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