We're thrilled to announce the publication of Return on Investment, the delightfully strange and unsettling novel by Magdalena Waz, winner of the Fiction Attic Press Debut Novel Prize.
Praise for Return on Investment
A Door in the Ocean
Child of My Right Hand Twelfth and Race
From the Publisher
Return on Investment is a smart, powerful novel about the uneasy intersection of human connection and commerce. The unforgettable characters in --motivated by love, lust, and economic necessity--make difficult and often surprising choices as they attempt to carve out a niche for themselves in a trying economy.
Laurie partially succeeds at becoming a human breast pump, a job that relies heavily on the natural and organic movement to convince new mothers that they don’t need machines to extract breast milk. But when the situation at her job goes sour, she devises a plan to work less and earn more. A dreamer at best and a steam-roller at worst, Laurie hopes to prove to the world that being in an office 9-5 is only for those without an imagination. Her second scheme draws a young housekeeper, a bachelorette party babysitter, and a data entry clerk into the business of manufactured intimacy, a business more dangerous than Laurie is willing to admit.
About the Author
Magdalena Waz's fiction and essays have appeared in and . She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Miami University (Ohio) and currently lives in Brooklyn.