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The Temps (Hardcover)

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The Temps is a fast-paced apocalyptic thriller. Our four protagonists find themselves at the forefront of creating a new office community when all of the "black badge" staff are killed in a cloud of poisonous gas. It explores corporate culture, the value of a liberal arts degree and life's many paths to what we call "success" Super fun and thought provoking.

— From Liesl's Recommendations

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They're underemployed. Underpaid. And trying to survive the end of the world while trapped inside an office complex. Who knew temp work could be this dangerous?

Jacob Elliot doesn't want a temporary job in the mailroom at Delphi Enterprises, but after two post-college years of unpaid internships and living in his parents' basement, he needs the work. Then, on his first day, the unthinkable happens: toxic gas descends on a meeting in Delphi's outdoor amphitheater, killing all the regular employees and leaving Jacob stranded inside the vast office complex.

Wandering through Delphi headquarters, Jacob finds other survivors: Lauren, the disillusioned classics major who's now writing online personality quizzes; Swati, the fitness instructor trying to escape a toxic relationship; and Dominic, the business school student who will do almost anything to get ahead. Stranded in the wreckage of the company that employed them, the temps band together to create a miniature world that's part spring break, part office culture-until a shocking discovery disrupts the survivors' self-made paradise and drives them to uncover the truth about the mysterious corporation that employed them and the apocalypse that brought their world to an end.

A surprising, profound tribute to the absurdities and paranoia of modern life, The Temps is an epic exploration of survival and human connection in the digital age.




Product Details
ISBN: 9781684427611
ISBN-10: 1684427614
Publisher: Keylight Books
Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
Pages: 264
Language: English
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