Gert, if she were still in the workforce, would be inspired to even greater efforts for her employers after reading George Saunders’ story Pastoralia. The recipient has just responded reluctantly to his supervisor’s pressure to provide some information that will allow them to sack his workmate, Janet:
This is the time of year to wipe the slate clean and start afresh with all those messy relationships. And of course Gert has written a book to tell you how. Send fifty dollars (Australian) in unmarked notes for your copy of this beautiful coffee-table book. The first ten purchasers will also get a coffee table to put it on.