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And West Is West

Autor: Childress, Ron

Editorial: Algonquin Books

Formato:Tapa Dura
Precio de Lista:$26.95
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And West Is West :

Winner of the prestigious PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, And West Is West is an inspired novel about two young people who learn, the hard way, about the devastating power of new technology to isolate us from the consequences of our actions.

When Jessica, a young Air Force drone pilot in Nevada, is tasked with launching a missile against a suspected terrorist halfway across the world, she realizes that though women and children are in the crosshairs of her screen, she has no choice but to follow orders. Ethan, a young Wall Street quant, is involved in a more bloodless connection to war when he develops an algorithm that enables his company's clients to profit by exploiting the international financial instability caused by exactly this kind of antiterrorist strike. These two are only minor players, but their actions have global implications that tear lives apart--including their own. When Jessica finds herself discharged from the service and Ethan makes an error that costs him his job, both find themselves adrift, cast out by a corrupt system and forced to take the blame for decisions they did not make.

In And West Is West, Ron Childress has crafted a powerful, politically charged, and terrifyingly real scenario that takes readers into the lives of characters living in different worlds yet bound together by forces beyond their control.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ficción   Action & Adventure
Ficción   Thrillers

ISBN 13:9781616205232
ISBN 10:1616205237
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:308
Tamaño:9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.00" h
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