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Helen Phillips reads from The Beautiful Bureaucrat

Posted 28th Jun 2018

‘Funny, sad, scary and beautiful. I love it’ Ursula K. Le Guin

‘A satisfying parable of love and life, death and birth… reads like a thriller’ Joshua Ferris

‘Brilliantly weird and wonderful’ Refinery29

‘Assured and sometimes ingenious’ Sunday Times

‘A bewitching parable’ Vanity Fair

Helen Phillips’ sublime The Beautiful Bureaucrat is new in paperback today!

Both chilling and poignant, The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a novel of rare restraint and imagination. Helen Phillips calls to mind the exuberant strangeness of Haruki Murakami, and the fairytales of Angela Carter as she twists the world we know and shows it back to us full of meaning and wonder – luminous and new.

Intrigued? Listen to Helen reading the first few pages below:

Ready to dive into The Database? Click here to get your copy now.

On the hunt for more Helen Phillips? We also publish her stunning collection of short stories, Some Possible Solutions, described by Station Eleven author Emily St. John Mandel as, ‘Fascinating, unsettling and beautifully written.’ Purchase your copy here.