The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Regular price £9.99

Lara Williams

Category: Fiction General

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 4/6/23

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 208 pages

Weight: 152

Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 13

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 UnsworthMeet 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...