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Author Courtois, Grégoire, author.

Title The agents / Grégoire Courtois ; translated by Rhonda Mullins.

Publication Info. Toronto : Coach House Books, [2022]


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Note Translation of: Les agents.
Summary "The agents don't know what they're agents of, but they're very busy agenting, which means watching endless data feeds in their cubicles, cubicles that are piled one on top of another in a massive tower in which the agents both live and work. Empty floors serve as battlefields where different guilds of agents fight for territory. It seems that defenestration is the only way out, the 'ballet of suicides. ' It is here we meet Théodore, who has amputated his own toes and must maintain a 30-degree angle to keep his balance. And Solveig, who is pregnant, though agents don't usually have sex, as well as the artist Lazslo and self-mutilating Clara. And then there's Hicks, the new agent, who seems strangely happy and occupies a cubicle that is strategically very important. The battle for key territory is heating up, and the agents aren't sure which of them will make it out alive. If, indeed, that's what any of them want... The author of the acclaimed The Laws of the Skies turns his hand from literary horror to futuristic dystopianism in this unforgettable marriage between The Office, Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Tron."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- I. Status -- 1. The Office -- 2. The Guild -- 3. Clara's Scarlet Happening -- 4. The Replacements -- 5. Work -- 6. The Veeps -- 7. An Agent Named Piotr -- 8. The Story of the Millennia Before Us -- 9. The Current Existence of a Mosquito -- 10. The Annual Shopping Spree -- 11. The Last Cubicle -- 12. The Reproduction of Cats -- 13. The 8-Char Door -- 14. A Rather Old Young Man -- II. Causality -- 1. Short-Haired Cats -- 2. In Other Probable Universes -- 3. Thermodynamic Deduction -- 4. Running the Risk -- 5. How He Aged
6. The Visions and the Lie -- 7. Our Trust -- 8. A Minor Detail -- 9. The Entrails of the Modern World -- 10. Where the Air Is Liquid -- 11. An Agent Named Jubh -- 12. Becoming a Ghost -- 13. The Smokers -- 14. Breasts on Ribs -- 15. Tower 35S, 122nd Floor, Sector Y1, Cubicle 314 -- III. Gravity -- About the Author and Translator
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 08, 2022).
Subject Dystopias -- Fiction.
Working class -- Fiction.
Employee competitive behavior -- Fiction.
Alienation (Social psychology) -- Fiction.
Working class. (OCoLC)fst01180418
Employee competitive behavior. (OCoLC)fst00908965
Dystopias. (OCoLC)fst00900372
Alienation (Social psychology) (OCoLC)fst00805268
Added Author Mullins, Rhonda, 1966- translator.
Added Title Agents. English
Other Form: Print version: Courtois, Grégoire. Agents. English. Agents. Toronto : Coach House Books, 2022 1552454320 9781552454329 (OCoLC)1245343811
ISBN 9781770566880 electronic book
1770566880 electronic book
9781770566897 electronic book
1770566899 electronic book
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