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Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (Paperback)

Author: Doctorow, Cory

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"Fresh and unconventional . . .Doctorow demonstrates how memorably the outrageous and the everyday can coexist."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Alan is a middle-aged entrepeneur in contemporary Toronto, who has devoted himself to fixing up a house in a bohemian neighborhood. This naturally brings him in contact with the house full of students and layabouts next door, including a young woman who, in a moment of stress, reveals to him that she has wings--wings, moreover, which grow back after each attempt to cut them off.
Alan understands. He himself has a secret or two. His father is a mountain; his mother is a washing machine; and among his brothers are a set of Russian nesting dolls.
Now two of the three nesting dolls, Edward and Frederick, are on his doorstep--well on their way to starvation, because their innermost member, George, has vanished. It appears that yet another brother, Davey, who Alan and his other siblings killed years ago, may have returned...bent on revenge.
Under such circumstances it seems only reasonable for Alan to involve himself with a visionary scheme to blanket Toronto with free wireless Internet connectivity, a conspiracy spearheaded by a brilliant technopunk who builds miracles of hardware from parts scavenged from the city's dumpsters. But Alan's past won't leave him alone--and Davey is only one of the powers gunning for him and all his friends.
""Someone Comes to Town, Someone ""Leaves"" ""Town"" "is a glorious book, but there are hundreds of those. It is more. It is a glorious book unlike any book you've ever read."
--Gene Wolfe
"His best work to date."
--"Toronto"" Globe and Mail"

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780765312808
SKU 202158474
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0765312808
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0315
Publisher Tor Books
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