Zero K - Don DeLillo

Staff Pick

Billionaire Ross Lockhart funds a secretive cryonics institute in Central Asia called the Convergence, where the global superrich are promised immortality. His son, Jeffrey, visits as his terminally ill stepmother prepares to be cryo-preserved. Jeff remains skeptical towards the venture as he wanders around the facility and meets the denizens of this strange, shadowy enterprise. He then returns to New York City and the messy world the backers of the Convergence insist is obsolete. In an age where TED-talking technologists promise that human nature itself can be refined and optimized like a software program, this book offers a sorely-needed reminder that self-delusion is perhaps our most intractable human quality.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781501135392
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Published: Scribner - May 3rd, 2016

Syrian Dust: Reporting from the Heart of the War - Francesca Borri

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Italian freelance journalist Francesca Borri spent over 2 years reporting from Aleppo, Syria, bearing witness to the devastation of Syria’s largest and wealthiest city. She infuses her reports from the front lines of the battle for Aleppo with poetic descriptions of the people who somehow manage to live among a shattered cityscape, where a mortar or barrel bomb can come crashing down at any moment. Borri’s healthy cynicism about the motivations of all sides in the conflict, and her ability to transport you to the front lines through vivid prose, recall Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia.

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By Francesca Borri, Anne Milano Appel (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609806613
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Published: Seven Stories Press - April 19th, 2016

Boys Among Men: How the Prep-To-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution - Jonathan Abrams

KG, Kobe, LeBron—some of the greatest basketball players were part of the ‘prep-to-pro’ generation, when the NBA permitted high school seniors to be drafted without having to play collegiate ball. While these superstars and the many other successful prep-to-pro players exemplify the benefits of such a system, the failed careers of prep legends like Lenny Cooke offer more cautionary tales. By telling the stories of both the successes and the busts, Abrams manages to make a compelling case for once again allowing players to enter the NBA from high school, with the caveat that more safeguards are needed to ensure only the players who are both physically and emotionally ready make the jump.

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$21.00
ISBN: 9780804139274
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Published: Crown - March 14th, 2017

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