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Jennifer Government: a novel
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Published:
New York : Vintage Books, 2004.
Physical Desc:
321 pages ; 21 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 3.9 - AR Pts: 12
Lexile measure:
480L
Rating:
480
Status:
Central
FICTION Barry, M.
Description

In Barry's twisted, hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations and employees take the last name of the companies they work for. Hot on the trail of John Nike, an executive from the land of Marketing, is agent Jennifer Government, the consumer watchdog from hell. Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It's a brave new corporate world, but you don't want to be caught without a platinum credit card--as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she's allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale--and everything must go.

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Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781400030927, 1400030927
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 3.9, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
480

Notes

Description
In Barry's twisted, hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations and employees take the last name of the companies they work for. Hot on the trail of John Nike, an executive from the land of Marketing, is agent Jennifer Government, the consumer watchdog from hell. Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It's a brave new corporate world, but you don't want to be caught without a platinum credit card--as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she's allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale--and everything must go.
Target Audience
480,Lexile
Target Audience
480L,Lexile
Target Audience
Decoding demand: 98 (very high),Semantic demand: 100 (very high),Syntactic demand: 74 (high),Structure demand: 87 (very high),Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,3.9,12,78314.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Barry, M. (2004). Jennifer Government: a novel. 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed. New York, Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Barry, Max, 1973-. 2004. Jennifer Government: A Novel. New York, Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Barry, Max, 1973-, Jennifer Government: A Novel. New York, Vintage Books, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Barry, Max. Jennifer Government: A Novel. 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed. New York, Vintage Books, 2004.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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