Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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"A clever and caustic office comedy about a lawyer who drafts the fine print in contracts, the part no one reads, and his search for a more meaningful life"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York [New York] :, Bloomsbury,, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781620406441
1620406446
Branch Call Number: EBOOK Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Terms and conditions

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bookwormjeph
Oct 26, 2014

A unique novel in it's chapter style and perspective. The story of frank, a corporate lawyer who write terms and conditions into contracts in the family firm. Each chapter is headed as though it is the T & C's of some feeling, event, problem. Very refreshing and short chapters make for a snappy, quirky read. Basically the story of Frank and his relationships with his wife, brother, workmates after a serious car accident that has left him with very little memory of his life. He slowly reclaims some memories while also suffering a breakdown and behaving like a person that anyone who knows him doesn't recognise. A great wet afternoon read, it brought many a smile to my face.

ChristchurchLib Oct 19, 2014

"Frank -- a lawyer who specialises in the sort of fine print found in contracts, the kind that nobody reads -- is suffering from memory loss following a serious car accident. But despite help from friends and family, he's beginning to doubt their honesty, since what they tell him doesn't jibe with what he feels or the memories he's gradually recovering. Rife with the footnotes that his career prepared him for, Frank's story takes the form of a contract -- it may not sound funny, but Terms & Conditions is inventive and memorable, full of dark, wry humour." Fiction A to Z October 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/b4d75948-aeaa-4817-ab98-70bcd4d15106?postId=c3f00842-81e3-434e-b56a-37ff9a3716d8

BCD2013 May 06, 2014

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Is contract attorney Franklin Shaw an unreliable narrator? It’s hard to tell since a car accident left his mind wiped clean, and his gradually recovered memories don’t jibe with the things that his friends and family tell him. Are they lying? Are his memories real? Glancy has written a wry, bleak comedy of (lawyer’s office) manners.

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