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The Resource Amnesia, Peter Carey

Amnesia, Peter Carey

Label
Amnesia
Title
Amnesia
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Writing the biography of a cyber criminal who released a virus into Australia's prison system and allowed hundreds of asylum seekers and prisoners to escape, left-wing journalist Felix Moore struggles to convey the hacker's intentions as a political protest against Australia's relationship with the United States. Includes reading-group guide
  • "From the two-time Booker Prize winner: a masterful, exceedingly timely new novel--at once dark, suspenseful, and seriously funny--that takes us on a journey to the place where the cyber underworld of radicals and hackers collides with international power politics. When an internet virus throws open the gates at thousands of American prisons, the hacker turns out to be an unlikely young Australian woman. Has she declared cyber war on the United States or was her "Angel Worm" intended only to free the victims of Australia's immigration policies? Is she innocent? Can she be saved? The answers are up to law-suit-magnet journalist Felix Moore, a.k.a. Felix Moore-or-less-correct. His career is tanking when he gets this chance to write a biography that will vindicate the young woman. Funding is to be provided by an old friend--an outrageous millionaire property developer--and further impetus by an old flame: the young woman's actress mother whom Felix worshiped when they were at university together. And it will be our great good fortune to see the world through Felix's comic, cowardly, angry, yet fundamentally humane eyes as he attempts to save the young woman--and redeem himself in the bargain"--
Summary
Writing the biography of a cyber criminal who released a virus into Australia's prison system and allowed hundreds of asylum seekers and prisoners to escape, left-wing journalist Felix Moore struggles to convey the hacker's intentions as a political protest against Australia's relationship with the United States
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392038
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Amnesia, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages ; 24 cm
Isbn
9780385352772
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014028380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)888025327
Label
Amnesia, Peter Carey
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages ; 24 cm
Isbn
9780385352772
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014028380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)888025327

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