Esther Friesner Temping Fate

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Temping Fate

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Until she stumbled upon the Divine relief temp Agency, ilana Newhouse was having a hard time finding a summer job. Apparently, a t-shirt that reads “orC: the other green Meat” isn’t appropriate for an interview. but when she reports for her first day as a temp, ilana discovers why Divine relief isn’t shy about hiring someone a little left of ordinary. ilana is temping for the extraordinary greek mythological goddesses, the Fates. the three Fates are responsible for spinning, measuring, and cutting all the life-threads on the planet. ilana will be working—literally—with life and death. Now her summer is going to be less about surviving a stuffy office and more about avoiding a catastrophe!

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Esther Friesner is the author of more than thirty books, including E. Godz, which she cowrote with Robert Asprin. She lives in Madison, Connecticut.

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Grade 6-9–Ilana is relieved to get a summer job, but she wonders if she's made the right choice when the Divine Relief Temp Agency sends her to Tabby Fabricant Textiles, where she meets the three unusual sisters who will be her supervisors. Tabby, Dimity, and Georgette refer casually to work that they've been doing for the past several centuries, brandish extremely sharp scissors, and seem to know every detail of Ilana's life. When she is given an unusual typing assignment, Ilana wonders aloud why a textile business would be issuing death certificates. Georgette calmly replies, They're not death certificates, dear....They're death receipts. We're the Fates. It's what we do. Soon Ilana discovers that everyone employed by the agency works for the gods or the heroes. Learning that she isn't the only one with a bizarre job gives her the impetus she needs to persevere through a summer filled with unusual experiences. She also becomes a close friend of Arachne (currently residing in her web at Tabby Fabricant Textiles) and weathers her older sister's frequent wedding-planning anxiety attacks. Teens familiar with Greek mythology will have the most fun with this book, since they'll pick up on the clever references to myths (I temp for Demeter and Persephone....It's a great job, very down to earth), but even readers without this background will find Ilana's story a perfect choice for their own summer reading.–Ginny Gustin, Sonoma County Library System, Santa Rosa, CA
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