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Gross Margin

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Gross Margin by Laurent Quintreau
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Eleven executives are seated round a meeting room table. Their voices make up this novel. The president harangues them about cost cutting, restructuring, redundancy. As they feign attention the reader is privy to their most intimate thoughts. There s the self-destructive violence of the former chief executive, the depraved cynicism of the man on the make, the gruelling daily routine of a working mother, the glacial despair of the HR director, the libidinous fantasies of the career bureaucrat. All have one thing in common- each of them, from the depths of their frustration, is at war with all the others. At the centre of this Divine Comedy, like Lucifer with a business school sheen, reigns Rorty, the president, a blue-eyed corporate assassin. Gross Margin is a savage and hilarious novel about contemporary office life.

Author Biography

Laurent Quintreau was one of the founders of the magazine Perpendiculaire, and is a performance artist. He also works for a corporation and is a trade unionist.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2008
Contributor
Translated by Polly McLean
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Harvill Secker
Pages
128
Dimensions
118x195x19
ISBN-13
9781846551215
Product ID
1663636

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