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Bleeding Edge [compact Disc]

By Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon brings us to New York in the early days of the internet

It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there’s no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what’s left.

Maxine Tarnow is running a nice little fraud investigation business on the Upper West Side, chasing down different kinds of small-scale con artists. She used to be legally certified but her license got pulled a while back, which has actually turned out to be a blessing because now she can follow her own code of ethics—carry a Beretta, do business with sleazebags, hack into people’s bank accounts—without having too much guilt about any of it. Otherwise, just your average working mom—two boys in elementary school, an off-and-on situation with her sort of semi-ex-husband Horst, life as normal as it ever gets in the neighborhood—till Maxine starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO, whereupon things begin rapidly to jam onto the subway and head downtown. She soon finds herself mixed up with a drug runner in an art deco motorboat, a professional nose obsessed with Hitler’s aftershave, a neoliberal enforcer with footwear issues, plus elements of the Russian mob and various bloggers, hackers, code monkeys, and entrepreneurs, some of whom begin to show up mysteriously dead. Foul play, of course.

With occasional excursions into the DeepWeb and out to Long Island, Thomas Pynchon, channeling his inner Jewish mother, brings us a historical romance of New York in the early days of the internet, not that distant in calendar time but galactically remote from where we’ve journeyed to since.

Will perpetrators be revealed, forget about brought to justice? Will Maxine have to take the handgun out of her purse? Will she and Horst get back together? Will Jerry Seinfeld make an unscheduled guest appearance? Will accounts secular and karmic be brought into balance?

Hey. Who wants to know?

Format

Audio Books

Availability

1 available at Sandhills
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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781611762334


Format: Audio Books
Author: Pynchon, Thomas
Summary: It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left.
Title: Bleeding edge [compact disc] / Thomas Pynchon.
Publisher Date: [New York] : Penguin Group USA, [2013]
Subject: Women private investigators -- Fiction. Fraud investigation -- Fiction. High technology -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781611762334
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Pynchon
Oclc: 845104709
Upc: 9781611762334
Bib Id: 503654

Format: Audio Books
Author: Pynchon, Thomas.
Summary: It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left.
Title: Bleeding edge [compact disc] / Thomas Pynchon.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [New York] : Penguin Group USA, [2013]
Description: 17 sound discs (18 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Women private investigators -- Fiction.
Subjects: Fraud investigation -- Fiction.
Subjects: High technology -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Other Author: Berlin, Jeannie, 1949-
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 18:30:00.
Notes: Read by Jeannie Berlin.
ISBN: 9781611762334
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Medium: [compact disc]
Call Number: F Pynchon