The Very Nice Box by Laura Blackett audiobook

The Very Nice Box

By Laura Blackett  and Eve Gleichman
Read by Rebecca Lowman

HarperAudio, HarperAudio, HarperAudio 9780358540113

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212048712

  • ISBN: 9781665088381

  • ISBN: 9781665088398

Runtime: 10.91 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

A Shondaland Pick of Best Books of the Month

A Literary Hub Pick of Best Books to Keep Book Clubs Going

An Apple Best Book of the Month Pick

An LGBTQ Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021

“Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman are linguistic magicians, and their sparkling debut manages to expose the hollowness of well-being jargon while exploring, with tender care and precision, how we dare to move on after unspeakable loss . . . [They have] constructed a mirrored fun house, one that leads us down different paths, each masterfully tied up at the end, yet reflecting and refracting our own quirky selves.”
New York Times Book Review, An Editors' Choice


“A very funny debut — and perhaps the most original office satire of the year.”
Washington Post

For fans of Elinor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Severance: an offbeat, wryly funny debut novel that follows an eccentric product engineer who works for a hip furniture company where sweeping corporate change lands her under the purview of a startlingly charismatic boss who seems determined to get close to her at all costs . . .

Ava Simon designs storage boxes for STÄDA, a slick Brooklyn-based furniture company. She’s hard-working, obsessive, and heartbroken from a tragedy that killed her girlfriend and upended her life. It’s been years since she’s let anyone in.

But when Ava’s new boss—the young and magnetic Mat Putnam—offers Ava a ride home one afternoon, an unlikely relationship blossoms. Ava remembers how rewarding it can be to open up—and, despite her instincts, she becomes enamored. But Mat isn’t who he claims to be, and the romance takes a sharp turn.

The Very Nice Box is a funny, suspenseful debut—with a shocking twist. It’s at once a send-up of male entitlement and a big-hearted account of grief, friendship, and trust.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Perhaps the most original office satire of the year.” Washington Post
“Manages to expose the hollowness of well-being jargon while exploring, with tender care and precision, how we dare to move on after unspeakable loss.” New York Times Book Review
“In a darkly funny, thought-provoking, and twisty novel, readers will be entertained and root for Ava and for a life where grief and hope can coexist.” Shondaland
“A quirky, deeply satisfying, whip-smart debut that critiques corporate culture and male entitlement while also offering a heartfelt look at how to work through grief. Meticulously constructed and truly original—I inhaled it.” Jami Attenberg, author of All This Could Be Yours

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Laura Blackett

Author Bio: Laura Blackett

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Eve Gleichman

Author Bio: Eve Gleichman

Eve Gleichman is a write whose short stories have appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Harvard Review, BOMB Daily, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the fiction MFA degree program at Brooklyn College.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English