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The Ready-Made Thief

(2017)
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Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose, read by Emily Rankin.

An addictive literary puzzle that introduces an unforgettable young heroine plunged into the twisted world of a secret society with a dark agenda.

Lee Cuddy is 17 years old and on the run, alone on the streets of Philadelphia.

After taking the fall for a rich friend, Lee reluctantly accepts refuge in the Crystal Castle - a cooperative of homeless kids squatting in an austere, derelict building. But homeless kids are disappearing from the streets in suspicious numbers, and Lee quickly discovers that the secret society's charitable facade is too good to be true. She finds an unexpected ally in Tomi, a young artist and hacker whose knowledge of the Internet's black market is rivalled only by his ability to break into and out of buildings. From abandoned aquariums to highly patrolled museums to the homes of vacationing Philadelphians, Tomi and Lee can always chart a way to the next perfect hideout.

But the harder Lee tries to escape into the unmapped corners of the city, the closer she unwittingly gets to uncovering the disturbing agenda of the very men who pull the strings of the secret society she's hoped to elude, a group of fanatics obsessed with the secrets encoded in the work of early 20th century artist Marcel Duchamp. What these men want is more twisted than anything Lee could've imagined, and they believe Lee holds the key to it all.

The Readymade Thief heralds the arrival of an astoundingly imaginative and propulsive new voice in fiction for fans of Marisha Pessl and Ernest Cline.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"The Readymade Thief is smart and strange, full of lovely Duchampian tricks and treats. Augustus Rose has infused his thriller with the true Dada spirit, nothing is quite what it seems. I loved it." - Audrey Niffenegger

"Unexpected, categorization, unputdownable." - Robin Sloan

"In his highly addictive and multi-aceted first novel, Augustus Rose pits an irrepressible and gritty young heroine against a sinister group of fanatics. The Readymade Thief is a kickass debut from start to finish." - Colson Whitehead

"Augustus Rose shows that he has one of the steadiest hands in fiction … Rose has crafted something memorable, crackling with energy, a truly wonderful tale." - Kevin Wilson

"A rewarding novel full of pleasures and surprises. Every time I thought I knew where the story was going, it took me somewhere stranger and deeper than I could have imagined. A rich, heady mix of ideas and thrills." - Charles Yu


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May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Readymade Thief the Exp
Author(s): Augustus Rose
ISBN: 0-525-50556-3 / 978-0-525-50556-3 (USA edition)
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October 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Readymade Thief (Center Point Large Print)
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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Readymade Thief
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August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Readymade Thief: A Novel
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Readymade Thief
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Readymade Thief
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Title: The Readymade Thief
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Title: The Readymade Thief: A Novel
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