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Robin Sloan


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Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and now splits his time between San Francisco and the internet. He graduated from Michigan State with a degree in economics and, from 2002 to 2012, worked at Poynter, Current TV, and Twitter. Mr. Penumbras 24-Hour Bookstore was his first novel.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
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