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In the near future, America is crushed by a financial crisis and our patient Chinese creditors may just be ready to foreclose on the whole mess. Then Lenny Abramov, son of an Russian immigrant janitor and ardent fan of printed, bound media artifacts (aka books), meets Eunice Park, an impossibly cute Korean American woman with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness. Could falling in love redeem a planet falling apart? A Letter from the Author
People often ask me, Mr. Gary, why dont you write more books? And I say to them Why dont you write more books, huh? And they say, But seriously. Youve only published three books and youre almost forty. Whats wrong with you? Well, the thing is I can polish off a book in a week or two (eat my shorts, Jack Kerouac), but the modern writer has many other obligations.
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