Help Wanted

Adelle Waldman


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Profile Books Ltd
21 March 2024
ISBN: 9781805221654
288 pages

From the publisher

'Help Wanted is like a great nineteenth-century novel about now, at once an effervescent workplace comedy and an exploration of the psychic toll exacted by the labour market' Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot 'An immersive, deeply affecting human drama' Bookseller, March 2024 Book of the Month 'Poignant, funny, stealthily ambitious' The New York Times 'A superb, empathic comedy of manners' Guardian At a superstore in a small town in upstate New York, the members of Team Movement clock in every day at 3.55 am. Under the red-eyed scrutiny of their self-absorbed and barely competent boss, they empty delivery trucks of mountains of merchandise, stock the shelves and stagger home (or to another poorly paid day job) before the customers arrive. When Big Will the store manager announces he's leaving, everything changes. The eclectic team members now see a way to have their awful line manager promoted up and away from them, and to dream of a promotion of their own. Together they set an extravagant plan in motion.