by William Gibson
Paperback, 404 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 |
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While an ex-singer-turned-journalist unsuccessfully struggles to avoid notice by twisted marketing genius Hubertus Bigend, a talented Russian linguist emerges from rehabilitation amid Bigend's discovery of an anonymous rival on the global market.
August 2, 2011 Per Petterson plumbs a mother and son's strained relationship, while William Gibson's near-future tale follows a canny businessman. In nonfiction, curator Edmund de Waal traces his family history through an heirloom collection of carvings, and Wayne Koestenbaum offers a meditation on humiliation.
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