Jem Calder's Reward System is a set of ultra-contemporary and electrifyingly fresh fictions about a generation on the cusp, enmeshed in Zooms and lockdowns, loneliness and love. Audacious fictions for a generation wondering: What now? Julia has landed a fresh start at an up-and-coming city restaurant. "Imagine that," says her mother. "I'm imagining." Her ex-boyfriend Nick is flirting with sobriety and nobody else. Did you know that adults his age are more likely to live with their parents than with a romantic partner?