Lightning Rods

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100100917
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611204810
Narrator/s: Dushko Petrovich
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Described as "the most well-executed literary sex comedy" of our time by, 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(s): Helen DeWitt
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900


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Lightning Rods
Product Number: BX00045577
Product Number:DD1658
Product Number:Z100100917

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Author(s): Helen DeWitt
Narrator(s): Dushko Petrovich
Product Number DD1658
Released: Oct 25, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611204797

Professional reviews

"A failed encyclopedia and vacuum-cleaner salesman named Joe hits upon a unique moneymaking scheme. His company, Lightning Rods, Inc., offers a form of corporate prostitution: providing female temp workers who are available to relieve male workers' sexual urges during the workday. Dushko Petrovich narrates in an unrelieved monotone that reflects Joe's early depression at his inability to succeed in business, no matter how hard he tries. However, Petrovich's lackluster performance fails to capture the vicious humor or the spirit of Helen DeWitt's prose. The novel is artful without artifice, unabashedly blunt in all matters sexual, and scathing in its satirical attack on sexual harassment in the workplace. While LIGHTNING RODS isn't for all listeners, it deserves a stronger narration. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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