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The Beautiful Bureaucrat

The Beautiful Bureaucrat

A Novel

by Helen Phillips
Paperback
Publication Date: 14/06/2016
  $26.99

A first novel about a young wife whose mysterious new job leads her deep into uncharted territory. In a windowless building in a remote part of town, a newly employed young woman, Josephine, inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as The Database. As the days inch by and the files stack up, Josephine feels increasingly anxious in her surroundings-the office's scarred pinkish walls take on a lifelike quality, the drone of keyboards echoes eerily down the long halls. When one evening her husband Joseph disappears and doesn't return until the next day, offering no explanation as to his whereabouts, her creeping unease shifts decidedly to dread.

"clever and impossible to put down" - Los Angeles Times

"Equal parts mystery, thriller, and existential inquiry" - The New Republic

The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a novel of rare restraint and imagination from a brilliant talent on the rise.

About the Author
Helen Phillips is the award-winning author of the collections Some Possible Solutions and And Yet They Were Happy. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Electric Literature, and The New York Times. An assistant professor of creative writing at Brooklyn College, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.

ISBN:
9781250103758
9781250103758
Category:
Thriller / suspense
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
14-06-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Picador
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
208.03x217.68x12.95mm
Weight:
0.16kg
Helen Phillips

Helen Philipps studied printed textiles and embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University and then taught drawing and design before becoming a freelance designer.

After working in the greetings card industry, Helen's love of needlecraft led her to create original designs for stitching magazines and books.

Her work features regularly in many stitch and craft magazines and she also writes a popular craft blog, which has had over a million views.

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