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Memory Piece
Memory Piece | Lisa Ko
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In the early 1980s, Giselle Chin, Jackie Ong, and Ellen Ng are three teenagers drawn together by their shared sense of alienation and desire for something different. "Allied in the weirdest parts of themselves," they envision each other as artistic collaborators and embark on a future defined by freedom and creativity. By the time they are adults, their dreams are murkier. As a performance artist, Giselle must navigate an elite social world she never conceived of. As a coder thrilled by the internet's early egalitarian promise, Jackie must contend with its more sinister shift toward monetization and surveillance. And as a community activist, Ellen confronts the increasing gentrification and policing overwhelming her New York City neighbourhood. Over time their friendship matures and changes, their definitions of success become complicated, and their sense of what matters evolves. Moving from the pre-digital 1980s to the art and tech subcultures of the 1990s to a strikingly imagined portrait of the 2040s, Memory Piece is an innovative and audacious story of three lifelong friends as they strive to build satisfying lives in a world that turns out to be radically different from the one they were promised.
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REPollock
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I can‘t begin to describe this book but I‘m glad I read it.

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Decalino
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Giselle, Jackie and Ellen first meet at age 12 only to drift apart and reconnect as life takes them in very different directions. Giselle is compelled to make art of her life, regardless of whether she is understood; Jackie uses her programming knowledge to create a platform for users to document their lives; Ellen organizers a squatters co-op, resisting corporate pressure. Each seeks to live an authentic life in an increasingly dystopian world.

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Decalino
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1. I'm looking forward to reading Memory Piece by Lisa Ko soon, as well as Lords of Uncreation, the final book in Adrian Tchaikovsky's Final Architecture series.

2. I pre-ordered Red Side Story by Jasper Fforde--can't wait for that one to come out! It's also possible I've pre-ordered something else and forgotten about it. That happens a lot. 🙂

Thanks for the tag, @TheSpineView !
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Enjoy those books!❤️📖 4mo
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ErikasMindfulShelf
Memory Piece | Lisa Ko
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I loved The Leavers, but didn‘t care for this one.