Reward System: ‘A superb writer, by turns funny, graceful, acidly cynical, lyrical’ GUARDIAN

Jem Calder

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 5th May '22


For fans of Ben Lerner and Sally Rooney, audacious fictions of a generation wondering: what now?

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SKU: 9780571363780



For fans of Patricia Lockwood and Ben Lerner, audacious fictions of a generation wondering: what now? ‘Reward System is an exhilarating and beautiful book by an extraordinarily gifted writer. Reading these stories, I found myself thinking newly and differently about contemporary life.’ SALLY ROONEY Julia has landed a fresh start – at a ‘pan-European’ restaurant. ‘Imagine that,’ says her mother. ‘I’m imagining.’ Nick is flirting with sobriety and nobody else. Did you know: adults his age are now more likely to live with their parents than a romantic partner? Life should have started to take shape by now – but instead we’re trying on new versions of ourselves, swiping left and right, searching for a convincing answer to that question: ‘What do you do?’ Reward System is a set of ultra-contemporary and electrifyingly fresh fictions about a generation of the cusp; the story of two people enmeshed in Zooms and lockdowns, loneliness and love.

Additional information

Weight 0.364 kg
Dimensions 21 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 304