Sunday, May 17, 2020

Seven top books about burnout

Emma Glass was born in Wales in 1987 and is now based in London, where she writes and works as a children's nurse. Her debut novel Peach was published by Bloomsbury in 2018, has been translated into seven languages and was long-listed for the International Dylan Thomas Prize.

Her new novel, also from Bloomsbury, is Rest and Be Thankful.

At the Guardian, Glass tagged seven of the best books about burnout, including:
[S]ufferers do not just work in the medical professions. The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris presents a New York lawyer with a mysterious condition that pushes him to exhaustion. He is compelled to walk, his body propels him, but the relentless walking wears him away physically and emotionally. There is no sympathy, no understanding. He is relegated to a tiny office where his depleting form can be hidden from view. It is a story of life taken for granted.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue