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Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

by Alice Furse
£8.99   paperback  Burning Eye Books (2014)

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere by Alice Furse Go to university and get a degree they tell you, it is the key to a successful, happier, wealthier future but before you know it university is behind you and the only job you can get is mind-numbing office admin that you could have mastered at 14...
 
Welcome to Weblands. There’s Kim, who loves being pregnant for the attention, Ruth, who works all hours and clings to old Secret Santa presents and the boss who dresses like someone in a health and safety film and has a personality as blank as a piece of 80gsm A4.
 
When a young woman finds herself stuck in a mind-numbing job and living with a traffic warden obsessed with the neighbours, she starts to believe there’s an apocalypse on the horizon and that she must hatch a dramatic escape plan – before it’s too late.
 
If Girls and Shoplifting from American Apparel are phrenetic dispatches from post-education twenty-something America, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere is a post-feminist report from the kafkaesque state of austerity Britain. A dark, comic and heart-breaking, novel about the road to discovering that life rarely happens as we expect.

ISBN 13: 9781909136441 | ISBN 10: 1909136441

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