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Office Girl

ISBN-10: 161775076X

ISBN-13: 9781617750762

Edition: 2012

Authors: Joe Meno, Cody Hudson, Todd Baxter

List price: $15.95
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No one dies inOffice Girl. Nobody talks about the international political situation. There is no mention of any economic collapse. Nothing takes place during a World War.Instead, this novel is about young people doing interesting things in the final moments of the last century. Odile is a lovely twenty-three-year-old art-school dropout, a minor vandal, and a hopeless dreamer. Jack is a twenty-five-year-old shirker who's most happy capturing the endless noises of the city on his out-of-date tape recorder. Together they decide to start their own art movement in defiance of a contemporary culture made dull by both the tedious and the obvious. Set in February 1999—just before the end of one world and the beginning of another—Office Girlis the story of two people caught between the uncertainty of their futures and the all-too-brief moments of modern life.Joe Meno's latest novel also features black-and-white illustrations by renowned artist Cody Hudson and photographs by visionary photographer Todd Baxter.Joe Menois a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago, Illinois. He is a winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Great Lakes Book Award, and was a finalist for the Story Prize. He is the author of five novels and two short story collections includingHairstyles of the Damned,The Great Perhaps,The Boy Detective Fails, andDemons in the Spring. His short fiction has been published inOne Story,McSweeney's, swink,LIT, TriQuarterly online,Other Voices,Gulf Coast, and broadcast on NPR. His nonfiction has appeared inThe New York TimesandChicagomagazine. He is an associate professor in the fiction writing department at Columbia College Chicago.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication date: 7/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Joe Meno: Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago. He is a winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Great Lakes Book Award, and was a finalist for the Story Prize. He is the author of five novels and two short story collections including The Great Perhaps, The Boy Detective Fails, Demons in the Spring, and Hairstyles of the Damned. His short fiction has been published in One Story, McSweeney's, Swink, LIT, TriQuarterly, Other Voices, Gulf Coast, and broadcast on NPR. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times and Chicago Magazine. His stage plays have been produced in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Charville, France. He is an associate professor in the Fiction Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.