Xeres Meticula is a failure. A casualty of the dot-com bust, he now lives in his parents' basement and spends all day on one pursuit, winning The Realm. Fortunately, he's not alone. Joining him in his world are Gek-Lin, an orphan in Thailand who spends her nights in an internet cafe; Dietrich Bjornson, a welder working in Antarctica; and Tres Rawling, a former Olympic skier for England whose career was cut short when an accident left him a quadriplegic; and many more. Together they communicate and connect, working to achieve virtual world dominance, but when tragedy on- and off-line occurs, can these real people trust each other enough to find the help they need?
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(156mm x 235mm x 25mm)
Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
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Author Biography - James Bernard Frost
JAMES BERNARD FROST received his MFA in fiction from the University of San Francisco. He worked as a journalist for Wired magazine. He lives in Portland, Oregon. World Leader Pretend is his first novel.