The Odyssey – Lara Williams

If Philomena Cunk, J.G. Ballard and Joycean retellings of Homer form a Venn diagram that floats your boat, then your boat may well be the gargantuan cruise liner on which Ingrid works in Lara Williams’ The Odyssey. Its captain, Keith, is an archetypal management guru, with far too much emphasis on the ‘guru’. Ingrid joins his mentoring program, unsure whether it offers escape from or completes her immersion in the timeless, placeless, faceless life on board. Will her Odyssey end with her at home on land or at sea?