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Several People Are Typing by Calvin Kasulke

Several People Are Typing

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Several People Are Typing by Calvin Kasulke
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Aug 31, 2021 | ISBN 9780385547222

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“An absurd, hilarious romp through the haunted house of late-stage capitalism.”
Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House and Her Body and Other Parties 

“An existential romp with a wicked sense of humor, Calvin Kasulke’s debut novel is a Greek chorus of modern strife, a workplace of woebegone souls. It asks the important questions, like what it means to be a person, but also, what it means to be a gif. Several People Are Typing is a dirge for bureaucracy told by one of the funniest new writers @here.”
Hilary Leichter, author of Temporary

Several People Are Typing is the first novel I’ve read that feels written of, about, and inside the internet. With cursed spreadsheets, pregnant lizards, backchannel smack-talk, :dusty_sticks:, and the creepiest gifs in American literature, Calvin Kasulke doesn’t just commit to the bit; the bit commits to him. If you’ve ever felt imprisoned by work, the internet, or your mortal body, buy this book twice.”
Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens

“Calvin Kasulke knows what makes a spooky story good. Questions like: Is that thing real? Is he possessed? What otherworldly realm is this? Where are those wolves howling from? And the scariest: Did I reply-all? Finding human connection in disembodied Slack chat, Several People Are Typing makes the impossible seem possible.”
Helen Ellis, bestselling author of American Housewife and Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light

“A brilliant, laugh-out-loud funny slice of unglued genius about the triumphs and tyranny of the online workplace. Deliciously weird and wonderfully real, Several People Are Typing is a must-read for anyone who’s ever suspected that the people on the other side of the screen are not all there.”
Max Barry, bestselling author of Lexicon and Providence

Several People Are Typing is a winsome, light-footed book with deceptive staying power. It operates in the scale of the morning meeting, the memo, the brief aside, the ‘are you kidding me’ request for clarification, the of-the-moment decision of where to go for after-work drinks or whether and when to fall in love. Kasulke retains an unerring instinct for callbacks and repetition, never wearing out a single joke’s welcome, instead establishing a rich archive of possible pasts to reference. The book runs on those little economies of attention and care that managed to make me miss working in an office.”
Daniel Lavery, bestselling author of Texts From Jane Eyre and Something That May Shock and Discredit You, and writer of Slate’s “Dear Prudence” column

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