Odyssey

Lara Williams

£14.99

Paperback

Fiction

ISBN: 9780241502815

Description

From the prize-winning author of Supper Club comes a wickedly funny and slyly poignant new satire on modern life – for fans of My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Convenience Store Woman, and J.

G. Ballard’s High Rise’This book is a serious vibe!’ Cosmopolitan’Lara Williams is the queen of smart modern satire.

I could read her all day’ Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Adults’Slyly humorous, startlingly unique…

A wildly original satire’ Frances Cha, author of If I Had Your Face’Readers who enjoy Melissa Broder and Ottessa Moshfegh will appreciate this surreal trip’ Booklist Meet Ingrid.

She works on a gargantuan luxury cruise liner, where she spends her days reorganizing the merchandise and waiting for long-term guests to drop dead in the changing rooms.

On her days off, she disembarks from the ship and gets blind drunk on whatever the local alcohol is.

It’s not a bad life. And it distracts her from thinking about the other life she left behind five years ago.

Until one day she is selected for the employee mentorship scheme – an initiative run by the ship’s mysterious captain and self-anointed lifestyle guru, Keith, who pushes Ingrid further than she thought possible.

But sooner or later, she will have to ask herself: how far is too far?

Utterly original, mischievous and thought-provoking, The Odyssey is a merciless takedown of consumer capitalism and our anxious, ill-fated quests for something to believe in. And as its title suggests, it is a voyage that will eventually lead its unlikely heroine all the way home.

Though she’d do almost anything to avoid getting there…

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm