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Inhuman resources

Inhuman resources


by Pierre Lemaitre ; translated from the French by Sam Gordon
4th April, 2019

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Alain Delambre is a 57-year-old former HR executive, drained by four years of hopeless unemployment.

All he is offered are small, demoralizing jobs. He has reached his very lowest ebb, and can see no way out.

So when a major company finally invites him to an interview, Alain Delambre is ready to do anything, borrow money, shame his wife and his daughters and even participate in the ultimate recruitment test: a role-playing game that involves hostage-taking.

Alain Delambre commits body and soul in this struggle to regain his dignity.

But if he suddenly realised that the dice had been loaded against him from the start, his fury would be limitless.

And what began as a role-play game could quickly become a bloodbath.

Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex, and as sole winner for Camille. In 2013 his novel Au revoir là-haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.

Details & Specs

Author: Pierre Lemaître Sam Gordon


Publisher: MacLehose Press


Format: Paperback


ISBN: 9781848668904


Publication Date: 4th April, 2019


Pages: 392


Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 26 mm


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days


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