Factory 19

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Dennis Glover
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4,46 MB
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Factory 19.pdf
ISBN
1534514861349

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We're told that the future will be brighter. But what if human happiness really lies in the past? Hobart, 2022: a city with a declining population, in the grip of a dark recession. A rusty ship sails into the harbour and begins to unload its cargo on the site of the once famous but now abandoned Gallery of Future Art, known to the world as GoFA. One day the city's residents are awoken by a high-pitched sound no one has heard for two generations: a factory whistle. GoFA's owner, world-famous billionaire Dundas Faussett, is creating his most ambitious installation yet. He's going to defeat technology's dominance over our lives by establishing a new Year Zero: 1948. Those whose jobs have been destroyed by Amazon and Uber and Airbnb are invited to fight back in the only way that can possibly succeed: by living as if the internet had never been invented. The hold of Bezos, Musk, Zuckerberg and their ilk starts to loosen as the revolutionary example of Factory 19 spreads. Can nostalgia really defeat the future? Can the little people win back the world? We are about to find out. 'Like Orwell, of whom he has written so brilliantly, Dennis Glover's work is charged with courage, intelligence and purpose. He is the complete writer, and one made for our times.' -Don Watson 'Savagely hilarious and unlike anything else you'll read this year. It boils with the anger of the present moment.' -Rohan Wilson

It is the year 2022, monopolistic Big Tech reigns supreme, digital devices are ubiquitous, and many people are burnt out by the gig economy's "endless,... Set amongst the Tasmanian landscape, Factory 19, also looks to the past, imagining an isolated industrial colony reclaiming a time stolen from them by the digital age. The hold over our lives by Gates, Bezos, Musk, Zuckerberg and the rest starts to loosen as the revolutionary example of Factory 19 spreads. Can nostalgia really defeat the future? Can the little people win back the world? We are about to find out. Factory 19, Dennis Glover's second novel, is a story in which this impulse is enacted on a grand scale.

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