St. Martins Press-3pl, 9781250002495, 353pp.
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
With a New Introduction by Mary Gaitskill
A PEN/Hemingway Award Finalist
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book
Ellen Ullman is a "rarity, a computer programmer with a poet's feeling for language" (Laura Miller, Salon). The Bug breaks new ground in literary fiction, offering us a deep look into the internal lives of people in the technical world. Set in a start-up company in 1984, this highly acclaimed first novel explores what happens when a baffling software flaw--a bug so teasing it is named "the Jester"--threatens the survival of the humans beings who created it.
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Praise For Bug…
"Brilliant…Perfect for our time." ---USA Today
"Thrilling and intellectually fearless…If more contemporary novels delivered news this relevant and wise they’d have to stop declaring the death of the novel." ---The New York Times Book Review
"Takes the techno-novel to a new level of literary excellence…This is magnetic fiction." ---San Francisco Chronicle
"A thrillerlike tale…No one writes more eloquently than Ullman about the peculiar mindset of the people who create the digital tools we use every day." ---Salon