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Jennifer Government

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Jennifer Government is Here to Help!

In Max Barry's twisted, hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations (except for a few deluded holdouts like the French); taxes are illegal; employees take the last names of the companies they work for; The Police and The NRA are publicly-traded security firms; the U.S. government may only investigate crimes if they can bill a citizen directly. It's a free market paradise!

Hack Nike is a lowly Merchandising Officer who's not very good at negotiating his salary. So when John Nike and John Nike, executives from the promised land of Marketing, offer him a contract, he signs without reading it. Unfortunately, Hack's new contract involves shooting teenagers to build up street cred for Nike's new line of $2,500 sneakers. Scared, Hack goes to The Police, who assume he's asking for a subcontracting deal and lease the assassinations to the NRA.

Soon Hack finds himself pursued by Jennifer Government, a tough-talking agent with a barcode tattoo under her eye and a rabid determination to nail John Nike (the boss of the other John Nike). In a world where your job title means everything, the most cherished possession is a platinum credit card, and advertising jingles give way to automatic weapons in the fight for market share, Jennifer Government is the consumer watchdog from hell.

Jennifer Government is the kind of novel that can become a byword--a Catch-22 for the New World Order, a satire both broad and pointed, deeply funny and disturbingly on-target.


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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : USA Turtleback

Title: Jennifer Government
Author(s): Max Barry
ISBN: 0-606-31416-4 / 978-0-606-31416-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Jennifer Government (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Max Barry
ISBN: 1-4177-4297-6 / 978-1-4177-4297-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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January 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jennifer Government: A Novel
Author(s): Max Barry
ISBN: 0-385-50759-3 / 978-0-385-50759-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

February 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jennifer Government
Author(s): Max Barry
ISBN: 0-349-11762-4 / 978-0-349-11762-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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February 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: Jennifer Government
Author(s): Max Barry
ISBN: 0-7515-3396-3 / 978-0-7515-3396-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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January 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jennifer Government
Author(s): Max Barry
ISBN: 1-4000-3092-7 / 978-1-4000-3092-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jennifer Government
Author(s): Max Barry
ISBN: 0-349-11598-2 / 978-0-349-11598-6 (UK edition)
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July 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jennifer Government
Author(s): Max Barry
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July 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Jennifer Government
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February 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jennifer Government
Author(s): Max Barry
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Jennifer Government
Author(s): Max Barry
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2003 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Jennifer Government
Author(s): Max Barry
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January 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Jennifer Government: A Novel
Author(s): Max Barry
ISBN: 0-7393-0236-1 / 978-0-7393-0236-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Jennifer Government
Author(s): MAX BARRY
ISBN: 0-7366-9102-2 / 978-0-7366-9102-4 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Jennifer Government
Author(s): Max Barry
Publisher: Abacus
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January 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Jennifer Government (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Max Barry
Publisher: Vintage
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