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  • Ripe

Verve Books

Ripe

by Sarah Rose Etter.

  • £9.99
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  • Paperback published on 15/08/2023
  • Page count: 256 pages
  • ISBN: 9780857308511
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Quick take

Dark, playful, bitter

Why we love it

Ripe speaks to the toxic capitalist hustle culture that keeps so many of us chained to the treadmill. It felt like a timely read with the gulf between the wealthy and the rest of us ever widening. Expect a dark, playful and beautiful read with a bitter core.

Synopsis

A year into her dream job at a cutthroat Silicon Valley startup, Cassie is trapped in a corporate nightmare. Between the long hours, toxic bosses and unethical projects, she struggles to reconcile the glittering promise of a city where obscene wealth lives alongside abject poverty. Ivy League grads complain about the snack selection from a conference room with a view of houseless people bathing in the bay. Startup burnouts leap into the paths of commuter trains and men literally set themselves on fire in the streets.

About the author

Sarah Rose Etter is the author of the chapbook Tongue Party, The Book of X and winner of a Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel.

More books published by Verve Books

VERVE Books is a dynamic independent publisher of page-turning, diverse and original fiction, based in the UK and led by a team of imaginative booklovers.

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