“[An] extraordinary apocalyptic novel…Glavinic creates a more subtle if no less nightmarish mood than such similar books as The Day of the Triffids and I Am Legend.” Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
978-1-84767-184-4 • $15.00 • Paperback • Nov. 2008
The routine of daily life is such that one goes to sleep with the security that tomorrow will arrive, just as it did today. Jonas wakes up one morning to discover that he is the last living being on Earth. Nothing moves outside. No cars. No people. No animals. The radio only emits white noise. The internet is down. No one answers his phone calls.
Set in Vienna at the turn of the twenty-first century, Night Work is a fastpaced, psychological thriller, exploring the darkness that lies deep within us all. Recalling classics like Kafka’s The Trial as well as contemporary novels such as Remainder by Tom McCarthy, Glavinic’s novel is a riveting story of paranoia, madness, and fear. In this world we, along with Jonas, experience the unimaginable.
In skilled, efficient prose, Night Work unsettles our notion of the human condition and the artifice of civilization, exposing our greatest fears, that no one is in charge and that something unthinkable and unjust is about to occur. Night Work is a small gem of a book, unlike any other you’ve read.