Lightning Rods by Helen DewittLightning Rods by Helen Dewitt

Lightning Rods

byHelen Dewitt

Paperback | October 30, 2012

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Described as “the most well-executed literary sex comedy” of our time by Salon.com, and “a wickedly smart satire that deserves to be a classic” by Bookforum, Helen DeWitt’s Lighting Rods is a novel that will leave you laughing for more. Follow one steady rise to power in corporate America as down-and-out salesman Joe curtails sexual harassment in the office and increases productivity with his mysterious, mind-blowing invention.
Author of The Last Samurai and Lightning Rods, “Helen Dewitt knows, in descending order of proficiency, Latin, ancient Greek, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Arabic, Hebrew, and Japanese: ‘The self is a set of linguistic patterns,’ she said. ‘Reading and speaking in another language is l...
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Title:Lightning RodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811220346

ISBN - 13:9780811220347

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A tightly disciplined and extremely funny satire on office politics, sexual politics, American politics, and the art of positive thinking. — The GuardianA razor-sharp comic masterpiece. — Financial TimesDewitt maintains a strong, clear, narrative voice throughout, pitch-perfectly parodying management speak, corporate culture and self-help bibles. — The IndependentAn absurdist comedy of the American workplace and the indignities faced by employees in today's turbo-capitalism, a quietly seething feminist critique of pornography and the commodification of women, and a category-defying fable about the meaninglessness of success. — Telegraph