LaserWriter II, Tamara Shopsin
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LaserWriter II
A Novel

Narrator: Tamara Shopsin

Unabridged: 2 hr 31 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Publisher: HighBridge

Published: 01/18/2022


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. Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Lit Hub 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 nineteen-year-old who barely speaks to her bohemian coworkers, 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.