Hot Fiction Book Club: Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind by Molly McGhee

Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind by Molly McGhee
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Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

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Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind: A Novel By Molly McGhee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781662602115
Availability: May be on our shelves (or available in 5-10 business days)
Published: Astra House - October 17th, 2023

Molly McGhee's debut novel Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind is a surreal almost-ode, almost-elegy for the modern worker. Abernathy finds himself thrown into circumstances that he doesn't understand, and in fact forces himself to not understand to preserve his sanity. This strategy works...until it doesn't. Keenly aware of the ways that labor works today and deeply inventive in the ways that she addresses it, McGhee crafts a darkly comic tale for this age. What starts as a workplace novel turns nightmare-ish (literally!) as the relationships between these compassionately rendered characters unfolds. If you love a reimagination of modern life through a darkly surrealist lens, pick this up! -Mikey

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