(NY/San Francisco), Knopf/McSweeney's, 2013. The uncorrected proof copy of Eggers' foray to the dark side of the internet and a 21st century company modeled on several of the current internet giants. Eggers, a hero of the contemporary, here looks askance at the price we have paid for allowing ourselves to be redefined by the technologies we use. Uncommon: while the first trade printing is announced on the cover of this proof as being 200,000 copies, this is the only proof we have seen of it: publishers in recent years have cut back on the number of advance copies they print, preferring to fill some of the functions of advance issues with digital editions. Printed advance copies, which were always scarce in relation to the published trade edition, are even more so today. Fine in printed white wrappers, with the cover art bound in. [#030716] $200
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