When comedian Steve Martin decided to become a novelist (and good on him for that) his first effort published in 2000 was called Shopgirl.
I picked up a copy and belted through it the other day. It began unfortunately with this line.
“When you work in the glove department at Neiman’s you are selling things that nobody buys anymore.”
For God’s sake! Martin’s name recognition guaranteed a best‑seller and thus a major publisher. Surely someone should have pointed out that you can’t be selling something if nobody is buying.
There are other glitches like that throughout. It’s an unpleasant work reflecting a rather nasty view of humanity, so I’m certainly not recommending it.