Zoé is a young woman who discovers professional life through the marketing services of a company specialising in beauty products.
The book is constructed as a series of short scenes that describe the routines and customs of a business where what you sell is, first and foremost, an image. There is the play-boy Hugo, the always unavailable director of the company; Léa, his assistant, a real cow; the perpetual trainee; the receptionist, with her set of favorite people and her own way of doing things; there are also the various products - Drainator, Lissator, etc. – as efficient on paper as they are useless in reality. In other words, everything you always wanted to know about the world of working people, told at great pace and in the wittiest style.
Sophie Talneau is thirty years old and a graduate of the Business School of Nantes. She published On vous rappellera with Hachette Littératures in 2003.