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The Glitch

A Novel
Sprecher: Cassandra Campbell
Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 36 Min.
Kategorien: English - Fiction, Humor
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A fast, funny, deeply hilarious debut - The Glitch is the story of a high-profile, TED-talking, power-posing Silicon Valley CEO and mother of two who has it all under control, until a woman claiming to be a younger version of herself appears, causing a major glitch in her over-scheduled, over-staffed, over-worked life. 

Shelley Stone, wife, mother, and CEO of the tech company Conch, is committed to living her most efficient life. She takes her "me time" at 3:30 a.m. on the treadmill, power naps while waiting in line, schedules sex with her husband for when they are already changing clothes, and takes a men's multivitamin because she refuses to participate in her own oppression.

But when she meets a young woman also named Shelley Stone who has the same exact scar on her shoulder, Shelley has to wonder: Is she finally buckling under all the pressure? Completely original, brainy, and laugh-out-loud funny, The Glitch introduces one of the most memorable characters in recent fiction and offers a riotous look into work, marriage, and motherhood in our absurd world.

©2018 Elisabeth Cohen (P)2018 Random House Audio

Kritikerstimmen

“[A] painfully funny satire of the tech industry. In Shelley Stone, Cohen has created an aggressively unlikable yet captivating and entertaining heroine.... Clever, original, and unabashedly silly fun.” (Kirkus)

"Elisabeth Cohen has given us one of the most unforgettable characters in recent fiction. Shelley Stone is a workaholic CEO who is 'leaning in' so far she might just be losing her mind. This debut is a smart and delirious ride through a world of TED Talks, tech startups and efficiency junkies. I tore through The Glitch with delight!" (Jennifer Close, author of Girls in White Dresses and The Hopefuls)

"In her witty debut, Cohen follows Shelley Stone, a high-powered, perfect-on-paper lightning-strike survivor and married mother of two whose life gets a bug in it.... Incredibly well-drawn." (Publishers Weekly

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