Jillian

Jillian

Paperback original

Paperback (09 Jul 2020) | English

Save $2.33

  • $11.63
  • $9.30
Add to basket

Includes delivery to USA

10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within 7 days

Synopsis

From the author of the 'great' (Dolly Alderton), 'terrific' (Zadie Smith) The New Me, comes a subversive, hilarious portrait of two colleagues, each more like the other than they would care to admit.

'Wretchedly riveting' Jia Tolentino, New Yorker


'Butler is an essential contemporary voice' Literary Hub

'A master of writing about work and its discontents' The Millions


Megan
is only twenty-four but her life feels like a dead end. Working as a gastroenterologist's receptionist and resenting the success and happiness of her friends, the only thing that makes her feel better is obsessively critiquing the behaviour of her colleague, Jillian. A grotesquely optimistic thirty-five-year-old single mother, Jillian's chirpy positivity obscures her mounting struggles - until her downfall is precipitated by the purchase of a dog . . .

'Outrageous and amusing ... reads like rubbernecking or a junk-food binge, compelling a horrified fascination and bleak laughter' Kirkus

'The funniest book I've read in a long time, but also one of the most important ones' The Rumpus

Book information

ISBN: 9781474617574
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 44403
Number of pages: 199
Weight: 182g
Height: 133mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 20mm