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Homeland (Hardcover)

Author:  Cory Doctorow
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0765333694
ISBN-13: 9780765333698
Sku: 232571504
Publish Date: 2/5/2013
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  400
Age Range:  College to 22
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Doctorow delivers the direct sequel to "Little Brother"Nin which Marcus Yallow finds himself once again risking everything to take on creeping tyranny and surveillance after California''s economy collapses.
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In Cory Doctorow?s wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco?an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. ||A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus?s hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his onetime girlfriend Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It?s incendiary stuff?and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier.||Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him?but he can?t admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He?s surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can?t even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He?s not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he?s gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do.||Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they?re used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. ||Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother?a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place.

When Marcus, once called M1k3y, receives a thumbdrive containing evidence of corporate and governmental treachery, his job, fame, family, and well-being, as well as his reform-minded employer's election campaign, are all endangered.

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Years have passed since Marcus Yallow started a teenage hacktivism movement to fight their brutal, authoritarian government after the terrorist attack on San Francisco. The California economy has bombed, but due to his well-known activism, Marcus manages to get work running the website of a politician who wants to challenge the system. However, when Marcus's ex-girlfriend, Masha, resurfaces and entrusts him with a thumbdrive that will blow government secrecy wide open, he's sucked back into the cause. Should Masha disappear, Marcus has been directed to make the information public. When he sees Masha kidnapped by evil government agents he has a history with, Marcus has to make an enormous decision. Uncertain that spreading the information in one solid data dump is the way to go, Marcus also has to find a way to keep himself undetectable. Soon, he's being followed, raising the stakes considerably. This is a sequel to LITTLE BROTHER.

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"Doctorow strikes a successful balance between agenda and story in his newest near-future, pre-dystopian thriller." (starred review) 01/01/2013

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   13
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0400
Product attributePublisher:   Tor Books
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