'Terrific. So funny' Zadie Smith 'Monstrously depressing but so comic and
well observed that I didn't really mind .... It is great' Dolly Alderton 'A
dark comedy of female rage' Catherine Lacey 'Brilliant. For fans of Ottessa
Moshfegh's My Year of Rest and Relaxation' Pandora Sykes 'Funny, shocking,
clever, and hugely entertaining' Roddy Doyle 'A definitive work of
milennial literature' Jia Tolentino 'The best thing I've read in years'
Emma Jane Unsworth 'Vicious ... hilariously spot on' Guardian In a
windowless office, a woman explains something from her real, nonwork life -
about the frustration and indignity of returning her online shopping - to
her colleagues. One wears a topknot. Another checks her pedometer. Watching
them all is Millie. Thirty-years-old and an eternal temp, she says almost
nothing, almost all of the time. But then the possibility of a permanent
job arises. Will it bring the new life Millie is envisioning - one
involving a gym membership, a book club, and a lot less beer and TV -
finally within reach? Or will it reveal just how hollow that vision has
become? 'Made me laugh and cry enough times to feel completely reborn' The
Paris Review 'A definite work of millennial literature. Wretchedly
riveting, with the sick, obsessive pleasure of looking under a bandage at a
wound' The New Yorker 'So darkly funny and acutely observed that it feels
like a documentary' Andrew McMillan 'Anyone who has ever felt like their
life is going nowhere - and to make it worse, going nowhere in an achingly
slow manner - will recognize themselves' Nylon

Halle Butler—The New Me - A Novel

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