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The Mezzanine
  • ISBN: 9781783786381
  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: Granta
  • Binding: Paperback

The Mezzanine

Nicholson Baker

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The Mezzanine is the story of one man’s lunch hour.

It addresses the big questions of corporate life: Why does one shoelace always wear out before the other? Whose genius lies behind the folding spout on the milk carton? Whatever happened to the paper drinking-straw? Nicholson Baker’s hilarious novel documents the thoughts of an office worker as he day-dreams on the escalator.

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