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It can be so distressing to see how people sometimes treat their work colleagues or subordinates. It's this toxic atmosphere found all too often in some companies that makes me thankful to be out of that milieu. Of course, the circumstances in this novel are rather extreme...
One can so easily be all alone in the midst of other people. This novel provides lots of food for thought. I would have preferred a different ending, though!
Every day, Mathilde takes the Metro to her job at a large multinational, where she has felt miserable and isolated ever since getting on the wrong side of her bullying boss. Every day, Thibault, a paramedic, drives where his dispatcher directs him, fighting traffic to attend to disasters. For many of the people he rushes to treat, he represents the only human connection in their day. Mathilde and Thibault are just two figures being pushed and shoved in a lonesome, crowded city. But what might happen if these two souls, traveling their separate paths, could meet?
Delphine de Vigan tells this story of urban isolation with poetic precision and resilient humor, in the much lauded follow-up to her bestselling No and Me.
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