Unnatural as it is, the office is where we spend most of our time these days. It's become our social theater, which is why Ed Park sometimes sounds like Jane Austen when he describes it. In the first third of his debut novel, Personal Days, Park scrutinizes the rules and rituals of office culture with precision and wit, choosing the most incriminating details and coolly observing the weirdness that festers under the fluorescents. —Becky Ohlsen, The Oregonian
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Ed will be in Portland next Tuesday, but tonight it's all about Newtonville!