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The Resource Orphans, Ben Tanzer

Orphans, Ben Tanzer

Label
Orphans
Title
Orphans
Statement of responsibility
Ben Tanzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this dystopian tale of a future Chicago, workers are sent off to sell property on Mars to those who can afford to leave, leaving what's left to those who have little choice but to make do with what's left behind: burnt out neighborhoods, black helicopters policing the streets, flash mobs, the unemployed in their scruffy suits, robots taking the few jobs that remain, and clones who replace those workers who do find work so that a modicum of family stability can be maintained. It is a story about the impact of work on family. How work warps our best intentions. And how everything we think we know about ourselves looks different during a recession. This idea is writ large in the world of Orphans, where recession is all we know, work is only available to the lucky few, and this lucky few not only need to fear being replaced on the job, but in their homes and beds.It is also a story about drugs, surfing, punk music, lost youth, parenting, sex, pop culture as vernacular, and a conscious intersection of Death of a Salesman or Glengarry Glen Ross with the Martian Chronicles. Ultimately, Orphans is intended to be a contemporary story about manhood and what it means in today's world, told from the perspective of work and family, and how any of us manage the parameters that family and work produce; but it's a story told in a futuristic world, where our greatest fears are in fact already realized, because there isn't enough of anything, and we are all too easily replaced"--
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10231458
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Tanzer, Ben
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Orphans
  • FICTION / Fantasy / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Orphans, Ben Tanzer
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
993092
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780875806952
Lccn
2013020897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780875806952
  • (OCoLC)849197756
Label
Orphans, Ben Tanzer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
993092
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9780875806952
Lccn
2013020897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780875806952
  • (OCoLC)849197756

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