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The Resource The resisters : a novel, by Gish Jen

The resisters : a novel, by Gish Jen

Label
The resisters : a novel
Title
The resisters
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Gish Jen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An audacious wonder of a novel about baseball and a future America, from the always inventive and exciting author of The Love Wife and Who's Irish. The time: Some thirty-five years hence. The place: AutoAmerica--governed by "Aunt Nettie," an iBurrito of AI algorithms and the internet, in a land half under water. The people: Divided into the angelfair "Netted," whose fate it is to have jobs and live on high ground, and the mostly coppertoned "Surplus," whose jobs have been stripped and whose sole duty now is to consume, living in plastic houses that talk and multi-colored houseboats at the water's edge. Neither group is happy. The story: A Surplus family--he was once a professor, she is still a lawyer--has a girl child, Gwen, who's born with a golden arm. By two she can throw her toy animals straight to the same spot every time. When AutoAmerica and ChinRussia decide to revive the Olympics, suddenly Gwen, who's been playing in the Resisters League her parents have organized, is in great demand. Soon she's at angelfair university, Net U, falling in love with her baseball coach and facing questions of "crossing over," while her mother and her "group" are bringing charges before the botjudge about Surplus rights. An amazing story of a world that looks only too possible, and a family struggling to maintain its humanity in circumstances that daily threaten their every value as well as their very existence
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jen, Gish
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3560.E474
LC item number
R47 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary places
  • Families
Label
The resisters : a novel, by Gish Jen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1137323723
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780525657217
Lccn
2019004308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1137323723
Label
The resisters : a novel, by Gish Jen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1137323723
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780525657217
Lccn
2019004308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1137323723

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