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Jennifer Government
by Max Barry




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A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever.

Funny and clever.... A kind of ad-world version of Dr. Strangelove.... Barry] unleashes enough wit and surprise to make his story a total blast. --The New York Times Book Review

Wicked and wonderful.... It] does just about everything right.... Fast-moving, funny, involving. --The Washington Post Book World

Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It's a brave new corporate world, but you don't want to be caught without a platinum credit card--as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she's allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale--and everything must go.

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Overview

A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever.

Funny and clever.... A kind of ad-world version of Dr. Strangelove.... Barry] unleashes enough wit and surprise to make his story a total blast. --The New York Times Book Review

Wicked and wonderful.... It] does just about everything right.... Fast-moving, funny, involving. --The Washington Post Book World

Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It's a brave new corporate world, but you don't want to be caught without a platinum credit card--as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she's allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale--and everything must go.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781400030927
  • ISBN-10: 1400030927
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: January 2004
  • Page Count: 321
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-18
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds

Series: Vintage Contemporaries

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