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Lightning Rods (Paperback)
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December 2011 Indie Next List


“Joe, an out of work encyclopedia salesman, has a lot of ideas. Most are useless, but he stumbles upon a solution to the problem of sexual harassment and low productivity in the workplace. His unconventional idea is an immediate hit for corporate offices, but Joe is then forced to take on the stigma of being very successful at something that is revolting to most. Reminiscent of the writings of both Shteyngart and Palahniuk, Lightning Rods avoids pretention by being bizarrely funny and satisfyingly sardonic.”
— Rachel Haisley, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT

Description


Described as the most well-executed literary sex comedy of our time by Salon.com, and a wickedly smart satire that deserves to be a classic by Bookforum, Helen DeWitt's Lighting Rods is a novel that will leave you laughing for more. Follow one steady rise to power in corporate America as down-and-out salesman Joe curtails sexual harassment in the office and increases productivity with his mysterious, mind-blowing invention.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811220347
ISBN-10: 0811220346
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: October 18th, 2012
Pages: 288
Language: English