The Egg Code by Mike Heppner

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Olden Field is a solitary computer hacker, whose ultimate purpose is the destruction of the Gloria 21169, a monstrous router that has taken control of the Internet. Motivational speaker Derek Skye finds himself sickened by the advice he spews to his legions of fans. Meanwhile, his ex-wife Donna fabricates folklore to assist those looking for guidance in our troubled times. Her friend Lydia Mould-Tree is determined to see her talentless son, Simon, achieve celebrity, so she bullies her complacent husband into getting Simon his big break in a company advertising campaign.

As only the most accomplished fiction can, The Egg Code brings them together with a host of others in a sweeping, comic, wildly entertaining narrative. In this audacious literary debut, Mike Heppner concocts a brilliantly realized, impeccably structured mediation on the value of information in our information-saturated time.

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About Mike Heppner

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Mike Heppner grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, received an M.F.A. from Columbia University, and now lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 512 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, Lydia's friend, Donna Skye, the daughter of an old German code man who knows all about Gloria, is undergoing a shaky divorce from her husband, Derek, America's premier motivational speaker, who was sponsored by Gloria until he lost his faith.

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THE EGG CODE Mike Heppner (Knopf, $25.95) Heppner is a fearsome cultural critic disguised in novelist's clothing.

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