Publisher description for Turing's delirium / Edmundo Paz Soldan ; translated by Lisa Carter.


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Set against the backdrop of the globalization crisis, Edmundo Paz
Soldán"s latest novel is a modern chapter in the age-old fight between
oppressed and oppressor.

The town of Ri;o Fugitivo is on the verge of a social revolution--not a
revolution of strikes and street riots but a war waged electronically, where
computer viruses are the weapons and hackers the revolutionaries.

In this war of information, the lives of a variety of characters become
entangled: Kandinsky, the mythic leader of a group of hackers fighting the
government and transnational companies; Albert, the founder of Black
Chamber, a state security firm charged with deciphering the secret codes
used in the information war; and Miguel Sáenz, Black Chamber"s most
famous codebreaker, who begins to suspect that his work is not as innocent
as he once supposed. All converge to create an edgy, fast-paced story
about personal responsibility and complicity in a world defined by the
ever-increasing gulfs between the global and the local, government and
society, the virtual and the real.


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