The Resource Homeland

Homeland

Label
Homeland
Title
Homeland
Statement of responsibility
Cory Doctorow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Cory Doctorow’s wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus’s hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It’s incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier. Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can’t admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He’s surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can’t even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He’s not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he’s gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they’re used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place. Links to buy print are contained in the ebook. If you enjoyed the electronic edition of Homeland and you want to donate something to say thanks, go to craphound.com and find a teacher or librarian you want to support. Listed by Unglue.it
Summary
When Marcus, once called M1k3y, receives a thumbdrive containing evidence of corporate and governmental treachery, his job, fame, family, and well-being, as well as his reform-minded employer's election campaign, are all endangered
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10169624
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cory Doctorow
Index
no index present
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  • 1060
  • 1060
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Homeland
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010194
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780765333698
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Homeland
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010194
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780765333698
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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