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whiskey tango foxtrot, David Shafer

Label
whiskey tango foxtrot
Title
whiskey tango foxtrot
Statement of responsibility
David Shafer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three young adults grapple with the usual thirty-something problems--boredom, authenticity, an omnipotent online oligarchy--in David Shafer's darkly comic debut novel. The Committee, an international cabal of industrialists and media barons, is on the verge of privatizing all information. Dear Diary, an idealistic online Underground, stands in the way of that takeover, using radical politics, classic spycraft, and technology that makes Big Data look like dial-up. Into this secret battle stumbles an unlikely trio: Leila Majnoun, a disillusioned non-profit worker; Leo Crane, an unhinged trustafarian; and Mark Deveraux, a phony self-betterment guru who works for the Committee. Leo and Mark were best friends in college, but early adulthood has set them on diverging paths. Growing increasingly disdainful of Mark's platitudes, Leo publishes a withering takedown of his ideas online. But the Committee is reading--and erasing--Leo's words. On the other side of the world, Leila's discoveries about the Committee's far-reaching ambitions threaten to ruin those who are closest to her. In the spirit of William Gibson and Chuck Palahniuk, 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' is both a suspenseful global thriller and an emotionally truthful novel about the struggle to change the world in- and outside your head
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • June 16, 2014
  • August 01, 2014
  • July 01, 2014
  • July 01, 2014
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shafer, David
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H334
LC item number
W48 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information services industry
  • Corporations
  • Subversive activities
  • Privatization
Label
whiskey tango foxtrot, David Shafer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014937564
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
425 pages
Isbn
9780316252638
Lccn
2014937564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316252638
  • (OCoLC)864092896
Label
whiskey tango foxtrot, David Shafer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014937564
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
425 pages
Isbn
9780316252638
Lccn
2014937564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316252638
  • (OCoLC)864092896

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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