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LaserWriter II: A Novel

A WIRED Pick for the 7 Books You Need to Read This Winter and one of Vox's 11 Titles Not to Miss

From the incomparable New York Times and New Yorker illustrator Tamara Shopsin, a debut novel about a NYC printer repair technician who comes of age alongside the Apple computer—featuring original artistic designs by the author.


LaserWriter II is a coming-of-age tale set in the legendary 90s indie NYC Mac repair shop TekServe—a voyage back in time to when the internet was new, when New York City was gritty, and when Apple made off-beat computers for weirdos. Our guide is Claire, a 19-year-old who barely speaks to her bohemian co-workers, but knows when it’s time to snap on an antistatic bracelet.

Tamara Shopsin brings us a classically New York novel that couldn’t feel more timely. Interweaving the history of digital technology with a tale both touchingly human and delightfully technical, Shopsin brings an idiosyncratic cast of characters to life with a light touch, a sharp eye, and an unmistakable voice.

Filled with pixelated philosophy and lots of printers, LaserWriter II is, at its heart, a parable about an apple.

Tamara Shopsin is an illustrator, graphic designer, writer, part-time cook, and a co-owner of the New York City eatery Shopsin’s. She is the author of Mumbai New York Scranton, What Is This?, and Arbitrary Stupid Goal; and coauthor, with Jason Fulford, of the books This Equals That and Offline Activities.

ISBN: 9780374602574

ISBN-10: 9780374602574

Publisher: MCD

Publication Date: 10/19/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/19/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / City Life

Fiction / Humorous

Fiction / Women