Thorndike Press

The Assistants

  • Camille Perri
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  • ISBN-10: 1410491293
  • ISBN-13: 9781410491299
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 374 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released July 2016



This wry and astute debut about a young Manhattanite whose embezzlement scam turns her into an unlikely advocate for leagues of overeducated and underpaid assistants in the city speaks to a new generation of women who feel stuck and unable to get ahead playing by the rules.


Customer Reviews

"Perri’s debut is reminiscent of the golden era of early-aughts chick-lit . . . The characters’ millennial concerns ring true, making this a winner . . ."

— Booklist (starred)

"If the characters of HBO’s Girls were capable of larceny and blackmail, they could be the main characters of Perri’s sharp first novel. . . . Perri has a gift for the glib one-liner, and reserved Tina and glamorous Emily make for a great pairing, resulting in a smart and fresh novel."

— Publishers Weekly

"Attention readers fed up with their jobs: call in sick tomorrow and dive into this [crackling] debut . . . Perri's writing is quippy and the pace breezy . . . enjoy the sweetness of plotting revenge over cocktails (expensed, of course). You'll feel better after reading, promise."

— Kirkus Reviews