Teaser: The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Philips

I subscribe to Pushkin Press’s email newsletter (https://shop.pushkinpress.com/ – look for the sign up link at the top of the page), and a couple of days ago it dropped a little link to the first chapter of The Beautiful Bureaucrat into my inbox.
Like a hook-in for the bookish, they are teasing you with a little taste, enticing you to hand over your cash… and it works. The first chapter of The Beautiful Bureaucrat is intriguing. Best of all, the grey person our heroine sits across at an interview (complete with indeterminable gender and bad breath) somehow plants their voice inside your head, nasal monotone drawl and all.
Needless to say, it’s just hit my TBR pile. If you want take a taste yourself, you’ll find the teaser here: https://www.pushkinpress.com/the-beautiful-bureaucrat-extract/