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Great, short, smart, and deceptively complex and powerful book
on June 4, 2015
So this is nominally what might be called part of the movement "The New Sincerity," if it's a movement; it's less of a movement, though, and more of a general disposition toward simplicity, candor, glumness/dark humor, and a preoccupation with smartphones/the internet.
That kind of stuff is not usually my kind of thing, but a friend recommended this and I absolutely loved it. Everything I mentioned above is rendered into a genre-blurring book between poetry and fiction narrated by the titular employee; it's short, extremely ruthless, extremely funny, and with a minimum of means manages to leave you with a big knot in your chest as the book begins to shut down.
And "shut down" is my only complaint: since it's "sort of" fiction, the book lacks any kind of resolved ending, though that's not really a problem if you look at it more as poetry than fiction. In any case, if you're a fan of older minimalists (this book especially reminded me of another favorite, Mary Robison's novel Why Did I Ever, which you should check out if you like Boyle, Tao Lin, Mira Gonzalez et al.), this is worth checking out, especially for the price.