VIDEO: Book Trailer for The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips

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In a windowless office in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as The Database.

One of our favorite authors, Helen Phillips, has a new book coming out this fall from Henry Holt. The Beautiful Bureaucrat will be out in August and was described by Ursula K. Le Guin as being “told with the light touch of a Calvino and the warm heart of a Saramago.” Check out the dreamy animated book trailer above, and read her story “The Knowers” in Recommended Reading.

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