Sourdough, or, Lois and her adventures in the underground market : a novel (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Sourdough, or, Lois and her adventures in the underground market : a novel

Author: Robin Sloan
Publisher: New York : Picador, MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Picador edition
Summary:
Lois Clary is a software programmer at General Dexterity, a robotics company with typical San Franciscan world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in from which she orders, and savors, dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delviery for Lois:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Sloan
ISBN: 9781250192752 1250192757
OCLC Number: 1018077822
Description: 259 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Lois and her adventures in the underground market
Responsibility: Robin Sloan.

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Lois Clary is a software programmer at General Dexterity, a robotics company with typical San Franciscan world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in from which she orders, and savors, dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delviery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter brought from afar, used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her - feed it daily, play it music, and please, please: learn to bake with it. Lois is no baker, but she could use a roommate, even if it is a needy colony of micro-organisms. Soon, not only is she eating her own homemade bread, she's providing loaves daily to the General Dexterity cafeteria. The company chef urges her to take her product to the farmers market. A whole new world opens up. When Lois comes before the jury that decides who sells what at Bay Area markets, she encounters a close-knit club with little appetite for new members. Then an alternative emerges: a secret market, literally underground, that aims to fuse food and technology. It might be perfect for the programmer-turned-baker. But who are these people, exactly? And who is the mysterious Mr. Marrow presiding over it all?

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