The Resisters Gish Jen

The Resisters

Author: Gish Jen
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Book Title
The Resisters
Author
Gish Jen
ISBN
9780525657217
"The Resisters is palpably loving, smart, funny, and desperately unsettling. The novel should be required reading for the country both as a cautionary tale and because it is a stone-cold masterpiece. This is Gish Jen's moment. She has pitched a perfect game." --Ann Patchett The time: not so long from now. The place: AutoAmerica. The land: half under water. The Internet: one part artificial intelligence, one part surveillance technology, and oddly human--even funny. The people: Divided. The angel-fair "Netted" have jobs, and literally occupy the high ground. The "Surplus" live on swampland if they're lucky, on water if they're not. The story: To a Surplus couple--he once a professor, she still a lawyer--is born a Blasian girl with a golden arm. At two, Gwen is hurling her stuffed animals from the crib; by ten, she can hit whatever target she likes. Her teens find her happily playing in an underground baseball league. When AutoAmerica rejoins the Olympics, though--with a special eye on beating ChinRussia--Gwen attracts interest. Soon she finds herself playing ball with the Netted even as her mother challenges the very foundations of this divided society. A moving and important story of an America that seems ever more possible, The Resisters is also the story of one family struggling to maintain its humanity and normalcy in circumstances that threaten their every value--as well as their very existence. Extraordinary and ordinary, charming and electrifying, this is Gish Jen at her most irresistible.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Gish JenPublisher: Knopf Publishing GroupPublished: 02/04/2020ISBN: 9780525657217Pages: 320Weight: 1.18lbsSize: 8.40h x 6.00w x 1.40dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2019 pg. 47Publishers Weekly 11/18/2019Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019 pg. 92Booklist 01/01/2020 pg. 38Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 79Shelf Awareness 02/18/2020
"The Resisters is palpably loving, smart, funny, and desperately unsettling. The novel should be required reading for the country both as a cautionary tale and because it is a stone-cold masterpiece. This is Gish Jen's moment. She has pitched a perfect game." --Ann Patchett

The time: not so long from now. The place: AutoAmerica. The land: half under water. The Internet: one part artificial intelligence, one part surveillance technology, and oddly human--even funny. The people: Divided. The angel-fair "Netted" have jobs, and literally occupy the high ground. The "Surplus" live on swampland if they're lucky, on water if they're not.

The story: To a Surplus couple--he once a professor, she still a lawyer--is born a Blasian girl with a golden arm. At two, Gwen is hurling her stuffed animals from the crib; by ten, she can hit whatever target she likes. Her teens find her happily playing in an underground baseball league.

When AutoAmerica rejoins the Olympics, though--with a special eye on beating ChinRussia--Gwen attracts interest. Soon she finds herself playing ball with the Netted even as her mother challenges the very foundations of this divided society.

A moving and important story of an America that seems ever more possible, The Resisters is also the story of one family struggling to maintain its humanity and normalcy in circumstances that threaten their every value--as well as their very existence.

Extraordinary and ordinary, charming and electrifying, this is Gish Jen at her most irresistible.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Gish Jen
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 02/04/2020
ISBN: 9780525657217
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.18lbs
Size: 8.40h x 6.00w x 1.40d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2019 pg. 47
Publishers Weekly 11/18/2019
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019 pg. 92
Booklist 01/01/2020 pg. 38
Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 79
Shelf Awareness 02/18/2020
"The Resisters is palpably loving, smart, funny, and desperately unsettling. The novel should be required reading for the country both as a cautionary tale and because it is a stone-cold masterpiece. This is Gish Jen's moment. She has pitched a perfect game." --Ann Patchett

The time: not so long from now. The place: AutoAmerica. The land: half under water. The Internet: one part artificial intelligence, one part surveillance technology, and oddly human--even funny. The people: Divided. The angel-fair "Netted" have jobs, and literally occupy the high ground. The "Surplus" live on swampland if they're lucky, on water if they're not.

The story: To a Surplus couple--he once a professor, she still a lawyer--is born a Blasian girl with a golden arm. At two, Gwen is hurling her stuffed animals from the crib; by ten, she can hit whatever target she likes. Her teens find her happily playing in an underground baseball league.

When AutoAmerica rejoins the Olympics, though--with a special eye on beating ChinRussia--Gwen attracts interest. Soon she finds herself playing ball with the Netted even as her mother challenges the very foundations of this divided society.

A moving and important story of an America that seems ever more possible, The Resisters is also the story of one family struggling to maintain its humanity and normalcy in circumstances that threaten their every value--as well as their very existence.

Extraordinary and ordinary, charming and electrifying, this is Gish Jen at her most irresistible.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Gish Jen
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 02/04/2020
ISBN: 9780525657217
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.18lbs
Size: 8.40h x 6.00w x 1.40d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2019 pg. 47
Publishers Weekly 11/18/2019
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019 pg. 92
Booklist 01/01/2020 pg. 38
Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 79
Shelf Awareness 02/18/2020