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Big If (Hardcover)

Author:  Mark Costello
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Product Details:

Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0393051161
ISBN-13: 9780393051162
Sku: 30962195
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 7L x 1T
Pages:  320
Age Range:  NA
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It's winter in New Hampshire, the economy is booming, the vice president is running for president, and his Secret Service people are very, very tense in this scary, funny novel--a riff on recent history and the American obsession with assassination.
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A scary, funny novel—a riff on recent history and the American obsession with assassination. It's winter in New Hampshire, the economy is booming, the vice president is running for president, and his Secret Service people are very, very tense.|Meet Vi Asplund, a young Secret Service agent mourning her dead father. She goes home to New Hampshire to see her brother Jens, a computer genius who just might be going mad—and is poised to make a fortune on Big If, a viciously nihilistic computer game aimed at teenagers. Vi's America, as she sees it in the crowds, in her brother, and in her fellow agents, is affluent, anxious, and abuzz with vague fantasies of violence. Through a gallery of vivid characters—heroic, ignoble, or desperate—Mark Costello's hilarious novel limns the strategies, both sound and absurd, that we conjure to survive in daily life.In the wake of her father's death and the vice president's campaign for the presidency, young Secret Service agent Vi Asplund returns to her New Hampshire home to the side of her eccentric computer genius brother, who is poised to make a fortune on a nihilistic video game. 20,000 first printing.
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Big If is a sick and violent computer game devised by the possibly mad Jens Asplund. When his sister Vi, a Secret Service agent, goes to visit him, she finds herself worrying about the madness not only of her brother but of society at large. A New York Times Notable Book for 2002.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0320
Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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