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By David Shafer

One of Time Magazine's Ten top Books of 2014

Selected by way of NPR, Slate, and Kirkus as the best Books of 2014

Shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest booklet Award


Three teens grapple with the standard thirty-something problems--boredom, authenticity, an all-powerful on-line oligarchy--in David Shafer's darkly comedian debut novel.

The Committee, a global cabal of industrialists and media barons, is at the verge of privatizing all details. pricey Diary, an idealistic on-line Underground, stands within the approach of that takeover, utilizing radical politics, vintage spycraft, and expertise that makes massive facts appear like dial-up. Into this mystery conflict stumbles an not likely trio: Leila Majnoun, a dissatisfied non-profit employee; Leo Crane, an unhinged trustafarian; and Mark Deveraux, a phony self-betterment guru who works for the Committee.
Leo and Mark have been top associates in university, yet early maturity has set them on diverging paths. transforming into more and more disdainful of Mark's platitudes, Leo publishes a withering takedown of his rules on-line. however the Committee is reading--and erasing--Leo's phrases. at the different aspect of the area, Leila's discoveries concerning the Committee's far-reaching pursuits threaten to smash those people who are closest to her.
In the spirit of William Gibson and Chuck Palahniuk,Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is either a suspenseful worldwide mystery and an emotionally fair novel concerning the fight to alter the area in- and out of doors your head.

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