In the tradition of satirists from Jonathan Swift to Helen DeWitt, Leichter builds a world that’s absurd, but familiar enough to give pause. Weighty questions underlie the wackiness as the temp’s misadventures roll towards a resolution. Can 23 jobs and 18 boyfriends add up to a whole? As the signposts of adulthood shift, at what point does becoming settle into being? If employment is no longer “the only kind of honest weight” applied to a life, what might act as an anchor in its stead?