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Jennifer Government - Max Barry

Jennifer Government

By: Max Barry


Published: 10th May 2004
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In Max Barry's twisted, hilarious and terrifying vision of the near future, the world is run by giant corporations and employees take the last names of the companies they work for. It's a globalised, ultra-capitalist free market paradise!

Hack Nike is a lowly merchandising officer who's not very good at negotiating his salary. So when John Nike and John Nike, executives from the promised land of Marketing, offer him a contract, he signs without reading it. Unfortunately, Hack's new contract involves shooting teenagers to build up street cred for Nike's new line of $2,500 trainers. Hack goes to the police - but they assume that he's asking for a subcontracting deal and lease the assassination to the more experienced NRA.

Enter Jennifer Government, a tough-talking agent with a barcode tattoo under her eye and a personal problem with John Nike (the boss of the other John Nike). And a gun. Hack is about to find out what it really means to mess with market forces.

A total blast ... funny and clever - NEW YORK TIMES

Frightening and funny ... a riotous satirical rant - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Wicked and wonderful - THE WASHINGTON POST

The most fun you'll find in a book store this year - TIME OUT, NEW YORK

Max Barry

Max Barry is the author of four previous novels, including New York Times Notable Book Jennifer Government and Syrup, soon to be a major film. He is also the creator of the internet mini-phenomenon NationStates, an online political simulation game. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. He is a cat person.

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ISBN: 9780349117621
ISBN-10: 0349117624
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 10th May 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1