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Nov 11, 2003
| ISBN 9780375727252
Dec 18, 2007
| ISBN 9780307428509
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Nov 11, 2003 | ISBN 9780375727252
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307428509
Olden Field is a solitary computer hacker, whose ultimate purpose is the destruction of the Gloria 21169, a monstrous router that has taken control of the Internet. Motivational speaker Derek Skye finds himself sickened by the advice he spews to his legions of fans. Meanwhile, his ex-wife Donna fabricates folklore to assist those looking for guidance in our troubled times. Her friend Lydia Mould-Tree is determined to see her talentless son, Simon, achieve celebrity, so she bullies her complacent husband into getting Simon his big break in a company advertising campaign.As only the most accomplished fiction can, The Egg Code brings them together with a host of others in a sweeping, comic, wildly entertaining narrative. In this audacious literary debut, Mike Heppner concocts a brilliantly realized, impeccably structured mediation on the value of information in our information-saturated time.
Mike Heppner lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.
"A hugely rewarding barnburner for the Internet age." –St. Louis Post-Dispatch"Engaging and lively. . . . [Heppner] is a young master of this old art, and we should be happy to see him arrive so splendidly." –The Washington Post"Heppner is a fearsome cultural critic disguised in a novelist’s clothing." -Entertainment Weekly “This debut novel marries the threat of rogue technology with the notion of generational legacy." -The New York Times Book Review
Read fragments from the text of the of the early version of The Egg Code along with a conversation via email that Mike Heppner had with the hardcover book’s interior designer.
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