Jennifer Government (Vintage Contemporaries)

by Max Barry
A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever.

“Funny and clever…. A kind of ad-world version of Dr. Strangelove…. [Barry] unleashes enough wit and surprise to make his story a total blast.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Wicked and wonderful…. [It] does just about everything right…. Fast-moving, funny, involving.” —The Washington Post Book World

Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It’s a brave new corporate world, but you don’t want to be caught without a platinum credit card–as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she’s allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale–and everything must go.