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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
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"A new novel about an underground food community by the author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore"--
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Sloan
ISBN: 9781250192752 1250192757
OCLC Number: 1018077822
Description: 259 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Robin Sloan.

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"A new novel about an underground food community by the author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore"--

A software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions, Lois Clary codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. When the brothers have Visa issues, they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her-- and learn to bake with it. Soon Lois is providing loaves to the General Dexterity cafeteria, then the farmer's market, and a whole new world opens up-- including a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology.

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