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Seasonal Associate (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) By Heike Geissler, Kevin Vennemann (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Heike Geissler, Kevin Vennemann (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781635900361
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Semiotext(e) - December 4th, 2018

When Geissler's narrator, a writer and translator, is unable to afford a life on freelance wages, she takes up a seasonal position at an Amazon fulfillment center. As a prose writer, Geissler is like a German Valeria Luiselli or Sheila Heti; like no other book I've read, she makes the humiliations of wage labor unavoidably clear. Read this if you've ever purchased a book from Amazon (or a shower curtain, or anything really). This book is not a journalist's hit piece on the megacorporation—it's a nightmare, an intellectual life subdued, a novel full of nuance and dread worthy of Kafka.

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