Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt
A satirical, delightfully smutty novel about our twin national obsessions: sex and money. Joe, an aspiring entrepreneur, devises a novel solution (too good to give away here) to workplace sexual harassment. It proves surprisingly effective, and as Joe’s business expands, he encounters an increasing number of obstacles and objections. In hilariously deadpan prose, DeWitt skewers sexual mores, corporate jargon, and the American myth of the self-made man.