New Directions Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780811220347, 288pp.
Publication Date: October 18, 2012
Described as the most well-executed literary sex comedy of our time by Salon.com, and a wickedly smart satire that deserves to be a classic by Bookforum, Helen DeWitt's Lighting Rods is a novel that will leave you laughing for more. Follow one steady rise to power in corporate America as down-and-out salesman Joe curtails sexual harassment in the office and increases productivity with his mysterious, mind-blowing invention.
About the Author
Helen DeWitt is the author of a remarkable first novel (Daniel Mendelsohn, New York Review of Books), The Last Samurai, which has been translated into twenty languages. She lives in Berlin.