Temporary by Hilary Leichter is absurdism at its best. The narrator fills in for a variety of temporary jobs, from chairman of the board to a crew member on a pirate ship. In addition to all of her jobs, she is dealing with her 18 boyfriends.

This book is an absolute joy to read. The reality Leichter has created is so incredibly strange and different from our own yet incredibly relatable.  I wanted to follow this character through her whole life and was sad to leave her behind when the book ended.  Leichter uses each of the strange jobs and interactions the narrator has to show a truth about life and the world.  This one doesn’t come out until March but mark your calendars now because it will be the perfect escape from the winter rut that is March!

4-stars

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