Hilarious, Darkly Comedic Workplace Novel
Attaining the American Dream one lie at a time.
Labor Pains is the hysterical debut from C.A. Huggins. It tells the story of Kevin Taylor, a woefully mediocre man, who finds himself at a crossroads in his mid-30's. Everyday his alarm clock wakes him up for the cold realization that he has to go to a job that he downright loathes. His cubicle is his own private jail cell for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
For the past 10 years, all of his efforts to get a promotion or get another job have been thwarted by his indifference towards hard work and overall incompetence. He feels destined to be stuck in the glut of the lower middle-class, living from check to check, never having the ability to do the things he wants to do, and going to a passionless job he hates in order to maintain his mediocre fate.
Kevin is then proposed a scenario where he would be guaranteed a promotion at his job by getting all of his rival co-workers fired from their respective positions, thus moving him up the pecking order and leaving him as the only candidate for the lone vacancy. This strategy of office terrorism in Labor Pains leads him into a string of hysterical occurrences as he quests to get what he thinks he rightfully deserves.
Will Kevin get the promotion? Can he attain the lifestyle he desires? Is it all worth it? And are all of these questions more important than Kevin and his work buddies deciding what they're having for lunch?