Mr. penumbra's 24-hour bookstore : A Novel. / Robin Sloan.
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- ISBN: 9780374708832 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life—mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstoreThe Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone—and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, instead "checking out" impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay...
|Target Audience Note:||
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
5.8 ATOS Level
Electronic reproduction. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 317 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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