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Office Girl...

Or Bohemians...Or Young People On Bicycles Doing Troubling Things (Joe Meno) available from Arnolfini Bookshop at £7.99

A dialogue led interestingly formatted novel interspersed with photographs and drawings.

Perfect holiday book.

No one dies in Office Girl. Nobody talks about the international political situation. There is no mention of any economic collapse. Nothing takes place during a World War. Instead, this novel is about young people doing interesting things in the final moments of the last century. Odile is a twenty-three-year-old art-school dropout, a minor vandal and a hopeless dreamer. Jack is a twenty-five-year-old shirker who's most happy capturing the endless noises of the city on his out-of-date tape recorder. Together they decide to start their own art movement in defiance of a contemporary culture made dull by both the tedious and the obvious. Set in February 1999 - just before the end of one world and the beginning of another - Office Girl is the story of two people caught between the uncertainty of their futures and the all-too-brief moments of modern life.

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