Very Recent History
An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (C. Ad 2009) in a Large City
By Choire Sicha
(HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780061914300, 240pp.)
Publication Date: August 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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What will the future make of us?
In one of the greatest cities in the world, the richest man in town is the Mayor. Billionaires shed apartments like last season's fashion trends, even as the country's economy turns inside out and workers are expelled from the City's glass towers. The young and careless go on as they always have, getting laid and getting laid off, falling in and falling out of love, and trying to navigate the strange world they traffic in: the Internet, complex financial markets, credit cards, pop stars, microplane cheese graters, and sex apps.
A true-life fable of money, sex, and politics, Very Recent History follows a man named John and his circle of friends, lovers, and enemies. It is a book that pieces together our every day, as if it were already forgotten.