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The Resource Bleeding edge, Thomas Pynchon, (electronic resource)

Bleeding edge, Thomas Pynchon, (electronic resource)

Label
Bleeding edge
Title
Bleeding edge
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Pynchon
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
-- Bleeding Edge 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? -- Wired "The book's real accomplishment is to claim the last decade as Pynchon territory, a continuation of the same tensions -- between freedom and captivity, momentum and entropy, meaning and chaos -- through which he has framed the last half-century."
Summary
An average mother of two working in investigation fraud gets drawn into a shady and eccentric underworld after looking into the finances of a billionaire computer geek
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Storyline
Tone
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10217147
Cataloging source
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pynchon, Thomas
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.Y55
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women private investigators
  • High technology
Target audience
adult
Label
Bleeding edge, Thomas Pynchon, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (496 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698142688
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a0aa03e5-fdc9-4392-8abc-03bc7e50c46d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1894739
  • (OUa)vtls000889204
  • (OCoLC)ocn858915831
  • (OCoLC)858915831
  • 1894739
Label
Bleeding edge, Thomas Pynchon, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (496 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698142688
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a0aa03e5-fdc9-4392-8abc-03bc7e50c46d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1894739
  • (OUa)vtls000889204
  • (OCoLC)ocn858915831
  • (OCoLC)858915831
  • 1894739

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