Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town (Google eBook)
Alan is a middle-aged entrepeneur in contemporary Toronto, who has devoted himself to fixing up a house in a bohemian neighborhood. This naturally brings him in contact with the house full of students and layabouts next door, including a young woman who, in a moment of stress, reveals to him that she has wings--wings, moreover, which grow back after each attempt to cut them off.
Alan understands. He himself has a secret or two. His father is a mountain; his mother is a washing machine; and among his brothers are a set of Russian nesting dolls.
Now two of the three nesting dolls, Edward and Frederick, are on his doorstep--well on their way to starvation, because their innermost member, George, has vanished. It appears that yet another brother, Davey, who Alan and his other siblings killed years ago, may have returned...bent on revenge.
Under such circumstances it seems only reasonable for Alan to involve himself with a visionary scheme to blanket Toronto with free wireless Internet connectivity, a conspiracy spearheaded by a brilliant technopunk who builds miracles of hardware from parts scavenged from the city’s dumpsters. But Alan’s past won’t leave him alone--and Davey is only one of the powers gunning for him and all his friends.
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Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves TownUser Review - mina - Goodreads
The real rating: 3.5 I love the book, really satisfies my craving of odd stories. It's just that, I don't really understand it. I want a clear insight: (view spoiler)[was Billy as evil as Davey? What ... Read full review
Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves TownUser Review - Patrick H - Goodreads
Cory Doctorow is somewhat famous on the Internet. A journalist, blogger, sci-fi writer, and liberal-copyright proponent, Doctorow should know better than to write a book that makes no sense. The main ... Read full review