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Exit Management by Naomi Booth

Exit Management

Naomi Booth

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Imprint: Dead Ink
Publisher: Cinder House
Publication date: 10 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781911585701

Callum has been given an opportunity: Jozsef's house is the perfect place to live. All that Jozsef asks in return is for some company while he's ill and the promise that someone will be there to help him at the end. It's fortunate then, when Callum meets Lauren who works in Human Resources and specialises in getting rid of people.

5 stars out of 5
Nina Allan
23 Oct 2020

"Compelling, formally innovative and beautifully conceived, this is an unusual and deeply rewarding novel"

In a genre that has traditionally been dominated by men, it is particularly gratifying to read a London novel written by a woman. Booth’s vision of the city is grim and unforgiving, yet in its unmasking of the harsh reality behind the gleaming facade it is revelatory and passionately human, with even the novel’s title functioning as a double-edged sword. Exit Management encompasses class and generational conflict, the recursive nature of history, how the individual’s struggle for freedom in a compromised world is a reflection yet ultimately a negation of embedded systems, of the corrupting influence of the status quo... Compelling, formally innovative and beautifully conceived, this is an unusual and deeply rewarding novel that is both politically resonant and peculiarly appropriate to our current predicament.

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