Ajax Penumbra 1969

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio :
Pub. Date:
2013.
Language:
English
Description
From Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, the story of Mr. Penumbra's first trip to San Francisco--and of how he got entangled with the city's most unusual always-open enterprise… It is August 1969. The Summer of Love is a fading memory. The streets of San Francisco pulse to the sounds of Led Zeppelin and Marvin Gaye. And of jackhammers: A futuristic pyramid of a skyscraper is rising a few blocks from City Lights bookstore and an unprecedented subway tunnel is being built under the bay. Meanwhile, south of the city, orchards are quickly giving way to a brand-new industry built on silicon.But young Ajax Penumbra has not arrived in San Francisco looking for free love or a glimpse of the technological future. He is seeking a book--the single surviving copy of the Techne Tycheon, a mysterious volume that has brought and lost great fortune for anyone who has owned it. The last record of the book locates it in the San Francisco of more than a century earlier, and on that scant bit of evidence, Penumbra's university has dispatched him west to acquire it for their library. After a few weeks of rigorous hunting, Penumbra feels no closer to his goal than when he started. But late one night, after another day of dispiriting dead ends, he stumbles across a 24-hour bookstore, and the possibilities before him expand exponentially . . .
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 2b9469da-f3fa-3aba-084e-6bf48e9e32df
full_title ajax penumbra 1969
author sloan robin
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 04:59:48AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Fliakos, Ari,
author Sloan, Robin, 1979-
author2-role Fliakos, Ari,narrator., hoopla digital.
author_display Sloan, Robin
detailed_location_arlington hoopla
display_description From Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, the story of Mr. Penumbra's first trip to San Francisco-and of how he got entangled with the city's most unusual always-open enterprise...It is August 1969. The Summer of Love is a fading memory. The streets of San Francisco pulse to the sounds of Led Zeppelin and Marvin Gaye. And of jackhammers: A futuristic pyramid of a skyscraper is rising a few blocks from City Lights bookstore and an unprecedented subway tunnel is being built under the bay. Meanwhile, south of the city, orchards are quickly giving way to a brand-new industry built on silicon. But young Ajax Penumbra has not arrived in San Francisco looking for free love or a glimpse of the technological future. He is seeking a book-the single surviving copy of the Techne Tycheon, a mysterious volume that has brought and lost great fortune for anyone who has owned it. The last record of the book locates it in the San Francisco of more than a century earlier, and on that scant bit of evidence, Penumbra's university has dispatched him west to acquire it for their library. After a few weeks of rigorous hunting, Penumbra feels no closer to his goal than when he started. But late one night, after another day of dispiriting dead ends, he stumbles across a 24-hour bookstore, and the possibilities before him expand exponentially . . .
format_arlington eAudio
format_category_arlington Audio Books
id 2b9469da-f3fa-3aba-084e-6bf48e9e32df
isbn 9781427243980
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b19531928||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11822222||Available Online||qafea||
itype_arlington eCollection
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington Online
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
primary_isbn 9781427243980
publishDate 2013
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b19531928|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Macmillan Audio :|2013.|1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 49 min.)) : digital.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b19531928||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||
subject_facet Downloadable audio, Rare books -- Fiction, San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction, Streaming audio, Wealth -- Fiction
title_display Ajax Penumbra 1969
title_full Ajax Penumbra 1969 / Robin Sloan
title_short Ajax Penumbra 1969