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A interesting mix of Silicon Valley drama and spy thriller I found myself eually liking and being frustrated by Julia though that is to some extent the intention I m sure There s times when the Lancelot plotrogression seems too easy and some of the characters feel a #little like cardboard cutouts but there was enough #like cardboard cutouts but there was enough keep me intrigued and wanting to see how it ended While there s some good criticism of sexism in corporate culture and society in general it sometimes comes across as a little shallow a retread of things said in countless other books that skewer tech companies but with the added veneer of the spy element If you are looking for an easy read that will hold your interest for a couple of days you could definitely do worse I just wouldn t expect it to stay with you for very long afterwards The San Francisco Bay Area is filled with Scorch people who have not or do not fit in Because they are too smart or socially awkward orart of a gender or racial minority group or an immigrant Many of them even if successful still carry this feeling but need to Labour Markets, Identities, Controversies pretend they don tMost of them are there toursue their version of the American Dream through silicon or software media or some new consumer good or service The culture that arises from the mix of these Marrane Et Marronne: La Co-Ecriture Reversible D Andre Et de Simone Schwarz-Bart people is shaped by their companies the media that cover them can be very odd and amusing even to theeople who have lived there for yearsIn her second novel Kathy Wang writes about two women in the same large tech company Tangerine who would normally rarely interact Julia the Russian COOspy and Alice the American born Chinese technical support engineer Julia the COO was raised in a Russian orphanage where her ambition attracted the attention of her eventual spy handler who helped her to found a tech company using stolen face recognition technology Her startup was later This Deleuzian Century purchased by Tangerine where she became its COO As a spy she wouldass along interesting incriminating information about other CEOs Women's Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity politicians and former Russian oligarchs whoissed off the wrong Tell Me What You Want person inowerAlice a support engineer at a secure messaging company that Tangerine also acuired notices some strange server activity and slowly comes to realize that Julia the COO is behind it It turns out that Julia has access to an account with an almost unlimited God mode which she uses for the Russian spy agency and her own Water in Social Imagination: From Technological Optimism to Contemporary Environmentalism personal androfessional interests Alice follows the hints that Julia has left behind and risks her job to catch Julia when others either don t see it or don t care Alice s insistence on ursuing this is driven by her desire for justice after suffering all the micro and macro aggressions she s experienced as an Asian female
and the attack on her mother that happened when she was a child When Alice the attack on her mother that happened when she was a child When Alice eight she was in the dry cleaners where her mother. A sharp and rescient novel about women in the workplace the ower of Big Tech and the looming threat of foreign espionage from Kathy Wang “a skilled satirist of the northern California dream” Harper’s BazaarIn 2006 Julia Lerner is living in Moscow a recent university graduate in computer science when she’s recruited by Russia’s largest intelligence agency By 2018 she’s in Silicon Valley as COO of Tangerine one of America’s most famous technology companies In between her executive management make offers to romising startups crush them and copy their features if they refuse; self romotion check out her latest op ed in. All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence police but only had to apologize with theirarents lawyer and do twenty hours of community service As Alice grows older she is upset that her mother didn t demand unishment for the two boys Her #MOTHER DIDN T WANT TO MAKE WAVES SHE TOLD #didn t want to make waves she told daughter that the wealthy have their own roblems and they would get their lessons later We also find out about Julia s time growing up in an orphanage in Russia after being abandoned at seven by her newly widowed mother Julia realizes that the only way to get out is to In This Land: The Purple Book, Volume Four pretend to be exceptionally bright She isn t as bright as sheretends but she is exceptionally driven and hardworking and these are the things that drives her to the top of Tangerine Because she is a spy Julia can t make any friends and is constantly judged as a owerful woman in a leadership osition and has to defend herself from the media her subordinates in Tangerine as well as from other Russian spies Kathy Wang s ethnographic detachment as she describes her character s various habits reminds me of Kazuo Ishuguro s when he describes the childrens art and interests in Never Let Me Go Her style is the most funny when she writes about her characters The Houdini Solution: Put Creativity and Innovation to work by thinking inside the box purchases and hobbies a lot of times they are a way for theseeople to fit in with a group of like minded consumers Her observations dance back and forth across the line between truth and absurdity Julia s often funny but uncharitable thoughts about everyone seem excessively Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction paranoid but as she uses her God like access to read their emails and instant messages she inevitably finds out her suspicions are true In my first reading I found that I was rushing to find out what happened In my second I was able to slow down and savor the author s observations about her characters and the silliness and awfulness of life in the Bay Area As an Asian woman I also reflected on the way that Alice and her mother responded to the racism in their lives With the violence against Asians reported in the news right now I feel like it is time to be less uiet to do and to say In both of Kathy s books she writes about the limits of many Asianarents formulae of just working hard in achieving the American dream Not a traditional thriller but a character study or character driven lot The main character Julia has echoes of Amy Dunne I found it complex and fast moving and finished it in two days Well written with both funny and tragic moments there is a scene with the immigrant mother which is gutt. The WSJ on WorkLife Balance 20; and work in gender euality transfer the most annoying females from her team she funnels intelligence back to the motherland But now Russia's asking for and Julia’s getting nervousAlice is a first generation Chinese American whose arents are delighted she’s working at Tangerine such a successful company Too bad she’s slogging away in the lower echelons recently dumped and now sharing her expensive two bedroom apartment with her cousin Cheri a The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability perennial “founder’s girlfriend” One afternoon whileerforming a server check Alice discovers some unusual activity and now she’s burdened with. ,
Ing I read this one in two days and it definitely got #Me Out Of My #out of my vacation reading slump The Impostor Syndrome gives an in depth and captivating look at the CA tech industry and the Russian spy network Julia grew up in an orphanage in Russia but now she is COO of Tangerine the fictional Facebook like social media giant She is living the American dream her Instagram erfect life is marred only by her husband s infidelity and the spying she is still obligated to do for her Russian handlers Alice the da Ahhh It has a coverI was fortunate enough to beta read an early manuscript for this and I m so excited to read the finished book It s a age turning corporate thr I really enjoyed this book the lot of the book the multiple POVs and the Birds pacing It s difficult to characterize where this book While there is spy stuff here it s less a thriller and a dive into character and setting All the extra trappings of the spy story are a great way to draw you in to a story that s really about Silicon Valley corporate culture and how itlays out specifically for women Julia is the center of the novel she survived a harrowing childhood to get recruited by a Russian intelligence agency and installed as the head of a tech startup But it s been a long time since then and now Julia has gotten comfortable as the COO of Tangerine a massive tech conglomerate a la Facebook or Google Her role as a spy has been simple Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark: More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told paying attention andassing along information she hears but now her handler Leo is making bigger reuests It s time to Isocrates I (The Oratory of Classical Greece, vol. 4) pay her country back for what they ve given her but it will also reuireutting herself at risk in a way she never has beforeOn the other side of the tech success spectrum we have Alice Brought up by her ambitious immigrant arents she worked hard to set herself up for a future in Silicon Valley Despite being smart and capable she has fallen down the ladder rather than climbed it relegated to a job in Tangerine s IT department and she s barely holding on to it But Alice s tedious work also means she s the only one who notices unusual server activity and traces it
back to JuliaWhile we move the lot forward to see what Julia and to JuliaWhile we move the Perfect Phrases for Writing Company Announcements: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Powerful Internal and External Communications plot forward to see what Julia and will do this is about the journey than the destination Getting to see how the womenresent themselves inside and outside of the company how Julia s role as an executive is vastly different than the men around her how Alice s female boss sets her up for failure rather than success all of that is the real good stuffI liked FAMILY TRUST a lot and this is ambitious in taking on some big themes There aren t enough work novels so I loved getting that and this manages to have a lot to say about high Versailles placed women and the deal with the devil they end up making to stay there Wang writes readable and interesting books and I am excited to see what s next. Twoowerful but distressing suspicions Tangerine’s rivacy settings aren’t as rigorous as the company claims they are and the erson abusing this loophole might be Julia Lerner herself The closer Alice gets to Julia the Julia uestions her own loyalties Russia may have laced her in the Valley but she's the one who built her career; isn’t she entitled to rotect the lifestyle she’s earned Part Rack Ruin page turning cat and mouse chaseart sharp and hilarious satire Impostor Syndrome is a shrewdly observed examination of women in tech Silicon Valley hubris and the rarely fulfilled but ever attractive Espenlaub promise of the American Dream.