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Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore

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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.

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Grouping Titlemr penumbras 24 hour bookstore
Grouping Authorrobin sloan
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-18 22:34:52PM
Last Indexed2020-09-18 22:36:14PM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780374214913

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seriesMr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
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subject_facetAdventure fiction
Adventure fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Adventure stories
Audiobooks (CD)
Bookstores -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
Bookstores -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Bookstores -- Employees -- Fiction
Bookstores -- Employees -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Downloadable audio books
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Large type books
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title_displayMr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore
title_fullMr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore / Robin Sloan
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore [electronic resource] / Robin Sloan
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore [large print] / Robin Sloan
Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore [sound recording] / Robin Sloan
title_shortMr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore
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Large type books