Congratulations on Everything

Product Number: EB00628642
Released: May 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781770908581
Publisher: ECW Press
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A dark and comic novel, Congratulations On Everything tracks the struggles, frailties and cruelly pyrrhic victories of the middle-aged owner of a bar-restaurant and a 30ish lunch shift waitress. Jeremy has bought into the teachings of an empowerment and success guru, hook, line and sinker. A Toronto service industry lifer, he's risen through the ranks until he finally takes the keys to his destiny and opens his own place, The Ice Shack. Everyone assumes Ice Shack daytime waitress Charlene is innocent and empathetic, but in reality she's desperately unhappy and looking for a way out of her marriage to her high-school sweetheart. A drunken encounter between Charlene and her boss Jeremy sends them both careening. The Ice Shack stops being an oasis of sanity and, as Jeremy struggles to keep his business afloat, he'll stop at nothing to maintain his successful, good guy self-image. In an era when foodies rule and chefs become superstars, Congratulations On Everything is a hilarious and occasionally uncomfortable dose of anti-foodie reality that reveals what goes on when the customers and Instagrammers aren't around - and even sometimes when they are.

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Author(s): Nathan Whitlock
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2016

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Author(s): Nathan Whitlock
Narrator(s): Braden Wright
Product Number Z100106547
Released: Mar 07, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: #9781770909724

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