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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      Eastern Standard Tribe
© 2004

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AUTHOR(S):

       DOCTOROW, CORY
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PUBLISHER:

       HEYNE

ISBN: 978 3 453 52413 2
YEAR: 2008
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: german
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TRANSLATOR(S):

Michael K. Iwoleit
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COVER ILLUSTRATION:

       Nele Schütz

Content:

In a society, maybe not too far in our future, people don't live in their geographical anymore. They also live in time regions. This means that although I live in Germany, I might well live according to New York time. Not that I couldn't do that right now, if I really wanted to.

The people are carrying around things that are now called iPhones or Blackberries, maybe the connectivity is a little more exaggerated in Doctorow's book.

Our protagonist finds himself in trouble when two people who seemed like partners want to get rid of him and make the money they expect from a music sharing service themselves.

Happy end.

An interesting read. You could do that in one session. Naturally it's a little outdated now, but that's what you get when you have to wait four years for a German translation.
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