Yarn

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Night Shade Books, 2010 - Fiction - 309 pages
29 Reviews
From the neo-feudalistic slubs, the corn-filled world of Tane's youth, to his apprenticeship among the deadly saleswarriors of Seattlehama--the sex-and-shopping capital of the world--to the horrors of a polluted Antarctica, Yarn tells a stylish tale of love, deceit, and memory.

Tane Cedar is the master tailor, the supreme outfitter of the wealthy, the beautiful, and the powerful. When an ex-lover, on the run from the authorities, asks him to create a garment from the dangerous and illegal Xi yarn--a psychedelic opiate--to ease her final hours, Tane's world is torn apart.

Armed with just his yarn pulls, scissors, Mini-Air-Juki handheld sewing machine, and his wits, Tane journeys through the shadowy underworld where he must untangle the deadly
mysteries and machinations of decades of deceit.

Following up on his highly acclaimed and Philip K. Dick Award-nominated "fashionpunk" novel Grey, Jon Armstrong explodes back on the scene with Yarn.

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Couple of interesting and intricate plot twists. - Goodreads
The ending left me with a bad taste in my mouth. - Goodreads
... it's a love story. - Goodreads
Actually, the plot is pretty complicated as well. - Goodreads
In some ways, Yarn is a light and entertaining read. - Goodreads
But "Yarn" is about more than just fashion. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jacob - Goodreads

Quick thoughts: The world is well built and sustained by creative terminology. At its best, it feels similar to "Neuromancer", particularly in its handling of the superficial aspects of the future ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jared McDowell - Goodreads

Incredibly weird, sci-fi fairytale. Loved it. Read full review

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