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Sourdough

A Novel
Autor: Robin Sloan
Sprecher: Therese Plummer
Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 47 Min.
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 Editors Select, September 2017

Robin Sloan is the master of creating quirky subcultures you didn't even know that you wished existed. In his newest effort he introduces an alternate reality in which there exists a variety of oddities: a Romani-like sourdough-gifted ethnic group called the Mazg (which I'm pretty sure is fictional, but maybe it's not? Either way you can hear their music on the audiobook), an international organization of Lois chapters (which my colleague tells me may actually be a real thing!), and a farmer's market filled with tech-obsessed craftsmen located in a burnt-out missile launcher (surely..not a thing?). Having now devoured this delicious book, I can say confidently that with Robin Sloan you always know what you're going to get. Which isn't a bad thing, because that thing you're getting is something completely unexpected. —Emily, Audible Editor

Inhaltsangabe

In his much-anticipated new audiobook, Robin Sloan does for the world of food what he did for the world of books in Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore.

Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with 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-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But 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 - feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.

Lois is no baker, but she could use a roommate, even if it is a needy colony of microorganisms. 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 farmer's market, and 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 no appetite for new members. But then an alternative emerges: a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology. But who are these people, exactly?

Leavened by the same infectious intelligence that made Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore such a sensation, while taking on even more satisfying challenges, Sourdough marks the triumphant return of a unique and beloved young author.

Includes bonus material that provides an audiobook-only glimpse at the evolving relationship between Lois and Slurry, the company upon whose dystopian meal replacements she and her engineer friends all subsist.

©2017 Robin Sloan (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Kritikerstimmen

"Therese Plummer, veteran narrator of more than 300 audiobooks, brings a delightfully loopy creativity to the delightfully loopy novel...." ( Chicago Tribune)
"Robin Sloan's second novel is an entertaining concoction of probiotic and high-tech ingredients...This is a funny, effervescent book told in the first person and given full range by Therese Plummer, whose youthful voice captures the matter-of-fact nature of Lois's unjaded, scientific temperament and the dizzying ups and downs of her spirits." ( The Washington Post)
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