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Distraction: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bantam Books
Publication date November 1, 1999
Pages 532
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553576399
ISBN-10 0553576399
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.50 by 7 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $7.50
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
In a novel set in 2044, the U.S. Government runs the planet, the military is shaking down people in the streets to pay its bills, and a professional spin doctor decides to turn tail on the lie-spinning game and give something back to society, with the help of his odd neurologist lover. Reprint. K.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: It's November 2044, an election year, and the state of the Union is a farce. The government is broke, the cities are privately owned, and the military is shaking down citizens in the streets. Washington has become a circus and no one knows that better than Oscar Valparaiso. A political spin doctor, Oscar has always made things look good. Now he wants to make a difference.

But Oscar has a skeleton in his closet. His only ally: Dr. Greta Penninger, a gifted neurologist at the bleeding edge of the neural revolution. Together they're out to spread a very dangerous idea whose time has come. And so have their enemies: every technofanatic, government goon, and laptop assassin in America. Oscar and Greta might not survive to change the world, but they'll put a new spin on it.

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Hardcover
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from Spectra (January 1, 1999)
9780553104844 | details & prices | 439 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $23.95
About: In the year 2043, where technology is the enemy and self-appointed governments wreak havoc upon a corrupted nation, three individuals--a practical overachiever, his weird neurologist lover, and a pompous raging visionary--add to the utter confusion
Paperback
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from Bantam Books (November 1, 1999)
9780553576399 | details & prices | 532 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $7.50
About: In the year 2043, where technology is the enemy and self-appointed governments wreak havoc upon a corrupted nation, three individuals--a practical overachiever, his weird neurologist lover, and a pompous raging visionary--add to the utter confusion

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