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The Resource New waves : a novel, Kevin Nguyen

New waves : a novel, Kevin Nguyen

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New waves : a novel
Title
New waves
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Nguyen
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Language
eng
Summary
A wry and edgy debut novel about race and startup culture, secrecy and surveillance, social media and friendship "A knowing, witty, and thought-provoking exploration of love, modern isolation, and what it means to exist--especially as a person of color--in our increasingly digital age."--Celeste Ng, bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere Lucas and Margo are fed up. Margo is a brilliant programmer tired of being talked over as the company's sole black employee, and while Lucas is one of many Asians at the firm, he's nearly invisible as a low-paid customer service rep. Together, they decide to steal their tech startup's user database in an attempt at revenge. The heist takes a sudden turn when Margo dies in a car accident, and Lucas is left reeling, wondering what to do with their secret--and wondering whether her death really was an accident. When Lucas hacks into Margo's computer looking for answers, he is drawn into her private online life and realizes just how little he knew about his best friend. With a fresh voice, biting humor, and piercing observations about human nature, Kevin Nguyen brings an insider's knowledge of the tech industry to this imaginative novel. A pitch-perfect exploration of race and startup culture, secrecy and surveillance, social media and friendship, New Waves asks: How well do we really know one another? And how do we form true intimacy and connection in a tech-obsessed world?Praise for New Waves"Nguyen's stellar debut is a piercing assessment of young adulthood, the tech industry, and racism. . . . Nguyen impressively holds together his overlapping plot threads while providing incisive criticism of privilege and a dose of sharp humor. The story is fast-paced and fascinating, but also deeply felt; the effect is a page-turner with some serious bite."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)"A blistering sendup of startup culture and a sprawling, ambitious, tender debut."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Nguyen, Kevin
Dewey number
813/.6
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LC call number
PS3614.G888
LC item number
N49 2020ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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PerformerNote
Read by James Chen, Allyson Ryan and Adenrele Ojo
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1976-
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  • Chen, James
  • Ryan, Allyson
  • Ojo, Adenrele
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  • High technology industries
  • Race relations
  • Friendship
  • Death
  • Social media
  • Death
  • Friendship
  • High technology industries
  • Race relations
  • Social media
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New waves : a novel, Kevin Nguyen
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digital storage
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 33 min., 05 sec.))
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online
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9780593164662
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sound
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  • (OCoLC)1143846772
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Label
New waves : a novel, Kevin Nguyen
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 33 min., 05 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593164662
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
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988d58c6-5c18-4d44-bea0-be24aa7ac35e
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • (OCoLC)1143846772
  • (OCoLC)on1143846772
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