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by Robin Sloan

Sourdough Synopsis

It's like Fight Club meets The Great British Bake Off - NPR Lois Clary is a software engineer. She codes all day and collapses at night into her sofa, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the local takeaway from which she orders dinner every evening - that is, until the brothers are forced out of business. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their famous bread. She must keep it alive, feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it. Lois is no baker, but soon, not only is she eating her own homemade, but she's initiated into a fantastical and possibly fantastically sinister underground world: a secret market that aims to fuse home-cooked food with cutting-edge technology...

Sourdough Press Reviews

Merciless, ingenious and hilarious. * Daily Mail * An enjoyable slice of fiction, spread thickly with plot * Financial Times * Delightful... Smart, hip and witty * Washington Post * It's like Fight Club meets The Great British Bake Off * NPR * Both comforting and thrillingly odd... Shelve it alongside Where'd You Go Bernadette and your hipster cookbooks, and savour * Guardian * Genius-level observant, wonderfully written and absolutely brilliant * Daily Mail *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786494115
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Robin Sloan
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Robin Sloan

Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and has worked at Poynter, Current TV and Twitter in jobs that have generally had 'something to do with figuring out the future of media'. He has previously published short fiction in Kindle-only editions (Mr Penumbra started out as a 6000-word ebook). He lives in San Francisco. / @robinsloan

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