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Odds Against Tomorrow (Signed First Edition)

Nathaniel Rich

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ISBN 10: 0374224242 / ISBN 13: 9780374224240
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New York: FSG, 2013. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. Mint, unread. A nice copy, fresh and clean. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Author has signed name only, without any other writing. Shipped in well padded box. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. Bookseller Inventory # dm131

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Title: Odds Against Tomorrow (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition..

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NEW YORK CITY, the near future: Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician, is hired by a mysterious new financial consulting firm, FutureWorld. The business operates out of a cavernous office in the Empire State Building; Mitchell is employee number two. He is asked to calculate worst-case scenarios in the most intricate detail, and his schemes are sold to corporations to indemnify them against any future disasters. This is the cutting edge of corporate irresponsibility, and business is booming.

As Mitchell immerses himself in the mathematics of catastrophe―ecological collapse, global war, natural disasters―he becomes obsessed by a culture's fears. Yet he also loses touch with his last connection to reality: Elsa Bruner, a friend with her own apocalyptic secret, who has started a commune in Maine. Then, just as Mitchell's predictions reach a nightmarish crescendo, an actual worst-case scenario overtakes Manhattan. Mitchell realizes he is uniquely prepared to profit. But at what cost?

At once an all-too-plausible literary thriller, an unexpected love story, and a philosophically searching inquiry into the nature of fear, Nathaniel Rich's Odds Against Tomorrow poses the ultimate questions of imagination and civilization. The future is not quite what it used to be.

An NPR Best Book of 2013

About the Author:

Nathaniel Rich is the author of The Mayor's Tongue. His essays and short fiction have appeared in Harper's Magazine, The New York Review of Books, McSweeney's, and The New York Times Magazine. Born in New York City, he now lives in New Orleans. You can visit the author's website at nathanielrich.com.

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