When Russell joins Black Arts games, brainchild of two
visionary designers who were once his closest friends, he reunites with an
eccentric crew of nerds hacking the frontiers of both technology and
entertainment. In part, he’s finally given up chasing the conventional path
that has always seemed just out of reach. But mostly, he needs to know what
happened to Simon, the strangest and most gifted friend he ever lost, who died
under mysterious circumstances soon after Black Arts’ breakout hit.
Then Black Arts’ revolutionary next-gen game is threatened
by a mysterious software glitch, and Russell finds himself in a race to save
his job, the company, and the people he has grown to care about. The bug is the
first clue in a mystery leading back twenty years, through real and virtual
worlds, corporate boardrooms and high school computer camp, to a secret that
changed a friendship and the history of gaming. The deeper Russell digs, the
more dangerous the glitch appears—and soon, Russell comes to realize there’s
much more at stake than just one software company’s bottom line.
Austin Grossman’s debut novel Soon I Will Invincible announced the arrival of a singular,
genre-defying talent “sure to please fans of Lethem and Chabon” (Playboy). With You, Grossman offers his most daring and most personal novel yet—a
thrilling, hilarious, and authentic portrait of the world of professional game
makers; and the story of how learning to play can save your life.
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