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    Bleeding Edge (CD-Audio) By (author) Thomas Pynchon, Read by Jeannie Berlin

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    DescriptionThomas 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?


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    Title
    Bleeding Edge
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Pynchon, Read by Jeannie Berlin
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 17
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 147 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781611762334
    ISBN 10: 1611762332
    Classifications

    DC21: 813.54
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Subject Code: JP
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    Libri: I-JP
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022060
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    B&T Approval Code: P26106630
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    BIC subject category V2: FFH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC036000
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    LC classification: PS3566.Y55 B54 2013B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Penguin Audiobooks
    Imprint name
    Penguin Audiobooks
    Publication date
    17 September 2013
    Author Information
    THOMAS PYNCHON is the author of "V."; "The Crying of Lot 49"; "Gravity's Rainbow"; "Slow Learner," a collection of short stories; "Vineland"; "Mason & Dixon"; "Against the Day"; and, most recently, "Inherent Vice." He received the National Book Award for "Gravity's Rainbow" in 1974.