The Temps

The Temps

by Andrew DeYoung


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Desk workers are trapped in an office complex as a global catastrophe unfolds outside. That’s the premise of Andrew DeYoung's genre-bending novel The Temps, in which workplace satire meets the apocalypse: think Station Eleven meets Office Space.

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 with derailed college ambitions; 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 find the truth about the apocalypse that brought their world to an end.

Wryly funny and briskly plotted, The Temps is a surprising literary take on the experience of being young and underemployed in a world plagued by apocalyptic fears.

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ISBN-13: 9781684427611
Publisher: Keylight Books
Publication date: 03/29/2022
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andrew DeYoung is an author and editor living in St. Paul with his wife and two children. His debut novel, The Exo Project, was the winner of a Minnesota Book Award.

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