Sewer, Gas and Electric by Matt Ruff
The Public Works Trilogy (Public Works Trilogy)

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High above Manhattan android and human steelworkers are constructing a new Tower of Babel for billionaire Harry Gant, as a monument to humanity’s power to dream. In the festering sewers below a darker game is afoot: a Wall Street takeover artist has been murdered, and Gant’s crusading ex-wife, Joan Fine, has been hired to find out why. The year is 2023, and Ayn Rand has been resurrected and bottled in a hurricane lamp to serve as Joan's assistant; an eco-terrorist named Philo Dufrense travels in a pink-and-green submarine designed by Howard Hughes; a Volkswagen Beetle is possessed by the spirit of Abbey Hoffman; Meisterbrau, a mutant great white shark, is running loose in the sewers beneath Times Square; and a one-armed 181-year-old Civil War veteran joins Joan and Ayn in their quest for the truth. All of whom, and many more besides, are caught up in a vast conspiracy involving Walt Disney, J. Edgar Hoover, and a mob of homicidal robots.
 

About Matt Ruff

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Matt Ruff is the authorof the critically acclaimed novelsBad Monkeys, Set This House inOrder, Fool on the Hill, and Sewer,Gas & Electric. He lives in Seattle.
 
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 463 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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