Odds Against Tomorrow

Odds Against Tomorrow

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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,… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)

Rich lulls the reader into facing current anxieties by calling it tomorrow. By framing disaster as some futuristic worst-case-scenario, we can put off the cockroaches that are squirming inside us right this very instant.

As a study of catastrophe, this novel chills and convinces.

Rich is a gifted caricaturist and a gifted apocalyptist. His descriptions of the vagaries of both nature and human nature are stark, fresh, and convincing, full of surprise and recognition as both good comedy and good terror must be.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 02, 2013)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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