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When Rosa Lane, a promising young journalist, impulsively hits the send button on an email to her boss saying "I quit," so begins her pursuit of enlightenment in the jungles of cutthroat London. As she embarks upon her quest for a sense of purpose, she is deceived by her lover, surprised by her friends, turned out by her roommate, threatened by her bank manager, picked over by prospective employers, and tormented by all the bizarre expectations of the modern world. An erudite and darkly comic novel, brimming with lacerating wit and compassion, Inglorious is a truly engrossing character study of a woman walking the edge between self-destruction and self-discovery.
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"One day successful young journalist and dedicated urbanite Rosa Lane sends her boss an email that says "I quit" and walks out of her job. She can't explain why - not to Liam, with whom she has Lived for many years; not to her friends, who had her pegged as the first female editor of her national newspaper; not to her recently widowed father, whose only daughter has never before given him any reason to worry. All Rosa knows is that she needs to find enlightenment, some way of understanding the death of her mother, and some reason to do more than just earn a living." "Thus begins the piercingly wise and bitingly funny odyssey of Rosa Lane. Inexplicable to her friends and family, Rosa embarks on a quest for a sense of purpose, in which she runs afoul of all the rules of mating, morality, and money. Along the way, she is deceived by her lover, surprised by her friends, turned out by her roommate, threatened by her bank manager, picked over by prospective employers, befuddled by philosophy, and tormented by omnivorous London. Brought very low indeed, Rosa in her desperation makes a final assault on those who have done her wrong, leading to the beginning of her return to normality - whatever that is."--BOOK JACKET.
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