The Late Occidental

The Late Occidental

by M.T. Eley

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In the spring of 2021, the United Nations joins with tech giants to fulfill the impossible dream of a globally-available, free-to-all internet. With a new age of economic bounty and erased borders upon it, the world unites in celebration.

But a previously unknown organization, calling itself the Scales, seizes upon the gift as a tool to orchestrate a deadly occupation of Paris and the most fearsome display of terrorism in civilized history. In its aftermath, humanity finds that the irreversibly smaller globe, being too dangerous to share and too difficult to monitor, is better enjoyed through an increasingly vast network of virtual reality known simply as "The World."

Behind the wiring of the new era, a professional conman named Henry Forger is dragged into an unexpected vendetta. With his associates Tucker Thompson and Albert Guyeau, he plans a revenge that spans the continents -- but is it against foreign invaders or his own countrymen?

"More flashbacks than a Wes Anderson film." - T. Thompson, critic

"Eley has pinpointed the great social issues of the age with his usual accuracy. Unfortunately, it is the Gilded Age." - A Kenyon Alumnus

"I hate everything about this book." - A San Francisco gentleman to whom the author described it

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161876534
Publisher: Matthew Eley
Publication date: 07/20/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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