The Resource Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore, Robin Sloan, (electronic resource)

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore, Robin Sloan, (electronic resource)

Label
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore
Title
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore
Statement of responsibility
Robin Sloan
Title variation
Mr. Penumbra's twenty-four-hour bookstore
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life-mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore... The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone-and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, instead "checking out" impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with the gnomic Mr. Penumbra. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he's embarked on a complex analysis of the customers' behavior and roped his friends into helping to figure out just what's going on. But once they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, it turns out the secrets extend far outside the walls of the bookstore. With irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan has crafted a literary adventure story for the twenty-first century, evoking both the fairy-tale charm of Haruki Murakami and the enthusiastic novel-of-ideas wizardry of Neal Stephenson or a young Umberto Eco, but with a unique and feisty sensibility that's rare to the world of literary fiction. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave, a modern-day cabinet of wonders ready to give a jolt of energy to every curious reader, no matter the time of day
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sloan, Robin
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Ari Fliakos
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wilson, Laura
  • Fliakos, Ari
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bookstores
  • Bookstores
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore, Robin Sloan, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11824187
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427227423
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11824187
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11824187
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore, Robin Sloan, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11824187
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427227423
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11824187
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11824187
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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