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Trade Paperback - $14.99
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ISBN: 9781597802109
Published: 12/10/2010

Buy at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell's, or Baen

ISBN: 978-1-59780-286-4
Published: 12/10/2010

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.

“Jon Armstrong is a genius, with an umlaut, to the fifth power.”
— Michael Chabon, author of Gentlemen of the Road

“Part fairytale, part science-fiction, wholly masterful, Yarn is a wild ride through a brilliantly conceived prêt-à-porter dystopia, crammed with an extravagance of vivid detail, tinted with dark comedy, informed by a sharp intelligence. A terrifically vital piece of storytelling, with an original and unforgettable hero. Formidable!”
— Paul McAuley, author of The Quiet War