Fiction Laurent Quintreau Gross Margin

ISBN 13: 9781846551215

Gross Margin

3.14 avg rating
( 37 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781846551215: Gross Margin

Eleven executives are seated round a meeting room table. The president harangues them about cost cutting, restructuring, redundancy. As they feign attention the reader is privy to their most intimate thoughts. There’s the self-destructive violence of the former chief executive, the depraved cynicism of the man on the make, the grueling daily routine of a working mother, the glacial despair of the HR director, and the libidinous fantasies of the career bureaucrat. All have one thing in common each of them, from the depths of their frustration, is at war with all the others. At the center of this divine comedy, like Lucifer with a business school sheen, reigns Rorty, the president, a blue-eyed corporate assassin.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Laurent Quintreau was one of the founders of the magazine Perpendiculaire, and is a performance artist. He also works for a corporation and is a trade unionist.

Review:

"It's appallingly funny... Quintreau's eye is so sharp, the details so accurate, each character's remarks so incisive and funny that you howl with laughter when reading Gross Margin. But you keep thinking about it, not without some anxiety." * Le Monde * "Gross Margin is a ferocious and riotous attack on the corporate jungle." * Livres Hebdo *

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 24.95
US$ 19.46

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Laurent Quintreau
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 1846551218 ISBN 13: 9781846551215
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Eleven executives are seated round a meeting room table. Their voices make up this novel. The president harangues them about cost cutting, restructuring, redundancy. As they feign attention the reader is privy to their most intimate thoughts. There s the self-destructive violence of the former chief executive, the depraved cynicism of the man on the make, the gruelling daily routine of a working mother, the glacial despair of the HR director, the libidinous fantasies of the career bureaucrat. All have one thing in common: each of them, from the depths of their frustration, is at war with all the others. At the centre of this Divine Comedy, like Lucifer with a business school sheen, reigns Rorty, the president, a blue-eyed corporate assassin. Gross Margin is a savage and hilarious novel about contemporary office life. Bookseller Inventory # UGH9781846551215

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Laurent Quintreau
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 1846551218 ISBN 13: 9781846551215
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Eleven executives are seated round a meeting room table. Their voices make up this novel. The president harangues them about cost cutting, restructuring, redundancy. As they feign attention the reader is privy to their most intimate thoughts. There s the self-destructive violence of the former chief executive, the depraved cynicism of the man on the make, the gruelling daily routine of a working mother, the glacial despair of the HR director, the libidinous fantasies of the career bureaucrat. All have one thing in common: each of them, from the depths of their frustration, is at war with all the others. At the centre of this Divine Comedy, like Lucifer with a business school sheen, reigns Rorty, the president, a blue-eyed corporate assassin. Gross Margin is a savage and hilarious novel about contemporary office life. Bookseller Inventory # UGH9781846551215

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Laurent Quintreau
Published by Harvill Secker (2008)
ISBN 10: 1846551218 ISBN 13: 9781846551215
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Zarak Books
(Norwich, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvill Secker, 2008. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Brand new copy. Bookseller Inventory # 027551

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.58
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Laurent Quintreau
Published by Random House UK (2008)
ISBN 10: 1846551218 ISBN 13: 9781846551215
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House UK, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1846551218

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Quintreau, Laurent/ Mclean, Polly (Translator)
Published by Vintage (2008)
ISBN 10: 1846551218 ISBN 13: 9781846551215
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 128 pages. 7.68x4.65x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1846551218

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Laurent Quintreau
Published by Random House UK (2008)
ISBN 10: 1846551218 ISBN 13: 9781846551215
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House UK, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1846551218n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 113.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds