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"Searing, horny, and unusually humorous, Jillian Medoff’s This may perhaps Hurt burns throughout the pages. nobody is secure during this merciless yet compassionate tackle company the United States. I enjoyed it."—Marcy Dermansky, writer of The pink Car

A humorous and deeply felt novel that illuminates the pivotal position of labor in our lives—a riveting fusion of The Nest, Up within the Air, and Then We got here to the End that captures the emotional complexities of 5 HR colleagues attempting to stability ambition, desire, and worry as their small corporation is buffeted through financial forces that threaten to upend them.

Rosa Guerrero beat the chances as she rose to the head of the company international. an enticing lady of a undeniable age, the longtime leader of human assets at Ellery purchaser examine continues to be an impressive presence, whether her most crucial days are at the back of her. a pacesetter who wields strength with grace and reticence, she has earned the devotion and loyalty of her employees. not anyone admires Rosa greater than her doting lieutenant Leo Smalls, a merits vp whose complete international is Ellery.

While Rosa is fed on with attempting to deal with the wishes of her employees in the ever-constricting limits of the company’s base line, her affiliate director, Rob Hirsch, a middle-aged, fortunately married father of 2, reveals himself drawing toward his "work wife," Lucy Bender, an enterprising unmarried girl looking for something—a romance, a promotion—to fill the vacuum in her own lifestyles. For Kenny Verville, a senior supervisor with an MBA, Ellery is a brief stepping-stone to larger and higher places—that is, if his high-powered spouse has her way.

Compelling, improper, and heartbreakingly human, those women and men scheme, fall out and in of affection, and nurture goals huge and small. As their person conditions shift, something continues to be constant—Rosa, the solar round whom all of them orbit. whilst her international starts off to disintegrate, the consequences for everybody are profound, and Leo, Rob, Lucy, and Kenny locate themselves replaced in methods past their reckoning.

Jillian Medoff explores the internal workings of an American corporation in all its marvelous, insane, comforting, and terrifying glory. real, razor-sharp, and achingly humorous, This may Hurt is a singular approximately paintings, loneliness, love, and loyalty; approximately unexpected reversals and unforeseen windfalls; a singular approximately life.

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This Could Hurt

"Searing, horny, and strangely humorous, Jillian Medoff’s this may damage burns during the pages. nobody is secure during this merciless yet compassionate tackle company the USA. I enjoyed it. "—Marcy Dermansky, writer of The pink CarA humorous and deeply felt novel that illuminates the pivotal function of labor in our lives—a riveting fusion of The Nest, Up within the Air, after which We got here to the tip that captures the emotional complexities of 5 HR colleagues attempting to stability ambition, wish, and worry as their small corporation is buffeted by way of financial forces that threaten to upend them.

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