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Beautiful Soup: A Novel for the 21st Century
A novel set in the not-too-distant future about a reluctant rebel's defiance of his role in a bar coded society. A "small press" success story and something of a cult hit in the USA, also published in the UK and in German translation. Author Harvey Jacobs other books include American Goliath, The Juror, Summer On A Mountain Of Spices, The Egg of the Glak and other Stories. ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published November 1st 1992 by Celadon Press
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You are what the bar code on your forehead says. Fates are randomly assigned at birth and all live relatively peaceably in this caste system until an unfortunate accident causes one of the "haves" to question everything. I really enjoyed it and have reread it several times.