Office Girl by Joe Meno audiobook

Office Girl

By Joe Meno
Read by Julia Whelan

Dreamscape 9781617750755
6.45 Hours 1
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No onedies in Office Girl. Nobody talks about the international politicalsituation. There is no mention of any economic collapse. Nothing takes placeduring a World War. Instead,this novel is about young people doing interesting things in the final momentsof the last century. Odile is a lovely twenty-three year old art schooldropout, a minor vandal, and a hopeless dreamer. Jack is a twenty-five year oldshirker who’s most happy capturing the endless noises of the city on hisout-of-date tape recorder. Together they decide to start their own art movementin defiance of a contemporary culture made dull by both the tedious and theobvious. Set in February 1999 just before the end of one world and thebeginning of another, Office Girl is the story of two people caughtbetween the uncertainty of their futures and the all-too-brief moments ofmodern life.

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for July 2012

One of the Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2012

No onedies in Office Girl. Nobody talks about the international politicalsituation. There is no mention of any economic collapse. Nothing takes placeduring a World War.

Instead,this novel is about young people doing interesting things in the final momentsof the last century. Odile is a lovely twenty-three year old art schooldropout, a minor vandal, and a hopeless dreamer. Jack is a twenty-five year oldshirker who’s most happy capturing the endless noises of the city on hisout-of-date tape recorder. Together they decide to start their own art movementin defiance of a contemporary culture made dull by both the tedious and theobvious. Set in February 1999 just before the end of one world and thebeginning of another, Office Girl is the story of two people caughtbetween the uncertainty of their futures and the all-too-brief moments ofmodern life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“High on quirk and hipster cred.” Publishers Weekly
“In this geeky-elegant novel, Meno transforms wintery Chicago into a wondrous crystallization of countless dreams and tragedies, while telling the stories of two derailed young artists, two wounded souls, in cinematic vignettes that range from lushly atmospheric visions to crack-shot volleys of poignant and funny dialogue.” Kansas City Star
“Along with PBRs, flannels, and thick-framed glasses, this Millennial Franny and Zooey is an instant hipster staple.” Marie Claire
“Wonderful storytelling panache…Mr. Meno excels at capturing the way that budding love can make two people feel brave and freshly alive…Sweet simplicity.” Wall Street Journal
“Fresh and funny, the images encapsulate the mortification, confusion and excitement that define so many twenty-something existences.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Joe Meno

Author Bio: Joe Meno

Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago. He is the winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Great Lakes Book Award, and a finalist for the Story Prize. He is the author of six novels including the bestsellers Hairstyles of the Damned and The Boy Detective Fails, and two short story collections including Demons in the Spring. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times and Chicago Magazine.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English