The Beautiful Bureaucrat

A Novel
CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: BN10204
Released: May 10, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781511328470
Narrator/s: Dina Pearlman
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as The Database. After a long period of joblessness, she's not inclined to question her fortune, but 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 living quality, the drone of keyboards echoes eerily down the long halls. When one evening her husband Joseph disappears and then returns, offering no explanation as to his whereabouts, her creeping unease shifts decidedly to dread. As other strange events build to a crescendo, the haunting truth about Josephine's work begins to take shape in her mind, even as something powerful is gathering its own form within her. She realizes that in order to save those she holds most dear, she must penetrate an institution whose tentacles seem to extend to every corner of the city and beyond. Both chilling and poignant, The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a novel of rare restraint and imagination. With it, Helen Phillips enters the company of Murakami, Bender, and Atwood as she twists the world we know and shows it back to us full of meaning and wonder-luminous and new.

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Author(s): Helen Phillips

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Author(s): Helen Phillips
Product Number EB00594418
Released: Aug 11, 2015
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781627793773

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