From the incomparable New York Times and New Yorker illustrator Tamara Shopsin, a debut novel about a NYC printer repair technician who comes of age alongside the Apple computer--featuring original artistic designs by the author. LaserWriter II
is a coming-of-age tale set in the legendary 90s indie NYC Mac repair shop TekServe--a voyage back in time to when the internet was new, when New York City was gritty, and when Apple made off-beat computers for weirdos. Our guide is Claire, a 19-year-old who barely speaks to her bohemian co-workers, but knows when it's time to snap on an antistatic bracelet.
Tamara Shopsin brings us a classically New York novel that couldn't feel more timely. Interweaving the history of digital technology with a tale both touchingly human and delightfully technical, Shopsin brings an idiosyncratic cast of characters to life with a light touch, a sharp eye, and an unmistakable voice.
Filled with pixelated philosophy and lots of printers, LaserWriter II
is, at its heart, a parable about an apple.
About the Author
Tamara Shopsin is an illustrator, graphic designer, writer, part-time cook, and a co-owner of the New York City eatery Shopsin's. She is the author of Mumbai New York Scranton, What Is This?, and Arbitrary Stupid Goal; and coauthor, with Jason Fulford, of the books This Equals That and Offline Activities.