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The Resisters

The Resisters

An audacious marvel of a novel about baseball and a future America, from the always inventive and exciting author of The Love Wife and Who's Irish

The time: a not-so-distant future. The place: AutoAmerica. The land: half under water. The Internet—the new face of government—is "Aunt Nettie": a mix of artificial intelligence, surveillance technology, and pesky maxims. The people have been divided, and no one is happy. The angel-fair "Netted" still have jobs and literally occupy the high ground, while the mostly coppertoned "Surplus" live on swampland if they're lucky, on the water if they're not.
     The story: To a Surplus couple—he was a professor, she's still a lawyer—is born a Blasian girl with a golden arm. At two, Gwen is hurling her stuffed animals from the crib; by ten she can hit whatever target she likes with a baseball; her teens find her playing happily in an underground Surplus league. When AutoAmerica re-enters the Olympics—with a special eye on beating ChinRussia—Gwen attracts interest. Soon she's at Net U, falling in love with her coach and considering "crossing over," even as her mother is challenging the AutoAmerican Way with lawsuits that will prove very dangerous.
     An astonishing story of an America that seems only too possible, and of a family struggling to maintain its humanity in circumstances that threaten their every value—even their very existence.

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Acerca de Gish Jen

Gish Jen grew up in New York, where she spoke more Yiddish than Chinese. She has been featured in a PBS American Masters program on the American novel. Her distinctions also include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Fulbright fellowship, and a Radcliffe Institute fellowship. She was awarded a Lannan Literary Prize in 1999 and received a Harold and Mildred Str

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  • Sarah

    The Resisters takes place in a world where most jobs have been eliminated due to automation, the world is flooded thanks to climate change, and America is run by a deranged AI people refer to as Aunt ...

  • Barbara

    “The Resisters” by Gish Jen is an interesting speculative/dystopian story about a spunky disenfranchised family who exist against the establishment. What’s different about this novel, is that it...

  • Julian

    It’s as if the author prepared to write this book by Googling a bunch of baseball jargon and then regurgitating every term they learned. Then they took a bunch of emerging technologies and tried to ...

  • Aristotle

    "Are you crying? Are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? There's no crying!""There's no crying in baseball!"The NY Times said this was a '1984' for our times.'Don’t dare call this fantasy or science fiction...

  • Rob Schmoldt

    The premise and framework is fun, feels random but almost plausible. It will appeal to baseball fans (kinda), sci-fi fans/futurists (maybe) and anyone who has concerns about a tech-infused dystopia. M...

  • Julia

    Baseball isn’t my thing, to watch, but I read a lot of novels and non-fiction where baseball and its players are featured: Empty seats by Wanda Adams Fischer, See No Color by Shannon Gibney, Evvie D...

  • Cia Mcalarney

    To say this book is amazing sells it short. The dystopian vision of the future here, is all too plausible -- centered on climate change, the rise of AI and class segregation. Yet the plot, centered on...

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    I was a bit disappointed with this book, finding it too much of a baseball-oriented Hunger Games and the dystopia was a bit too tainted with incoherence with respect to flooding. It was unclear where ...

  • Myrna

    This novel is slow to start and has distracting invented terms but so glad I stuck with it. Swirling with suspense, action, and detailed baseball plays it touches many current trends. Unlike other dys...

  • Jan

    Speculative fiction by Gish Jen? Yes, please. ...

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