fails to sell a single set of the Encyclopedia Britannica in six months. Then
fails to sell a single Electrolux and must eat a hundred and twenty-six pieces
of homemade pie, served up by his would-be customers who feel sorry for him.
Holed up in his trailer, Joe finds an outlet for his frustrations in a series
of ingenious sexual fantasies, and at last strikes gold. His brainstorm,
Lightning Rods, Inc., will take Joe to the very top, and to the very heart of
corporate insanity, with an outrageous solution to the spectre of sexual
harassment in the modern office.
uproarious, hard-boiled modern fable of corporate life, sex, and race in
America, Helen DeWitt’s Lightning Rods brims with the satiric energy of
Nathanael West and the philosophic import of an Aristophanic comedy of ideas. Download and start listening now!