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The delivery

Mendelsund, Peter (author.).

Summary

Summary: "Countries go wrong, sometimes, and sometimes the luckier citizens of those countries have a chance to escape and seek refuge in another country--a country that might itself be in the process of going wrong. In the bustling indifference of an unnamed city, one such citizen finds himself trapped working for a company that makes its money dispatching an army of undocumented refugees to bring the well-off men and women of this confounding metropolis their dinners. Whatever he might have been at home, this citizen is now a Delivery Boy: member of a new and invisible working class, pedaling his power-assist bike through traffic hoping for a decent tip and a five star rating. He is decidedly a Delivery Boy; sometimes he even feels like a Delivery Baby; certainly he's not yet a Delivery Man, though he'll have to "man-up" if he wants to impress N.--the aloof dispatcher who sends him his orders and helps him with his English. Can our hero avoid the wrath of his Supervisor, get the girl, and escape his indentured servitude? Can someone in his predicament ever get a happy ending? Who gets to decide? And who's telling this story, anyway?"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 0374600422
  • ISBN: 9780374600426
  • Physical Description: 287 pages ; 20 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.
Subject: Delivery of goods Fiction
Refugees Fiction
Commercial cycling businesses Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Commercial cycling businesses
Delivery of goods
Man-woman relationships
Refugees
Genre: Novels.
Experimental fiction.
Novels.
Fiction.
Experimental fiction.

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