Cash Crash Jubilee
Book One of the Jubilee Cycle
Eli K. P. William
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A man and his money are parted not by death but by deletion in this “prophetic and chilling” cyber-dystopian thriller (Gordon Dahlquist).
In Tokyo, every single action—from blinking to sex—is intellectual property owned by corporations. A BodyBank implant in each citizen records movements and connects to the ImmaNet, so that every inch of the cyber-dystopian metropolis crawls with information and shifting cinematic promotainment.
Amon Kenzaki works as a Liquidator for the Global Action Transaction Authority, capturing bankrupt citizens, removing their implants, and banishing them to BankDeath Camps where they are forever cut off from the action-transaction economy.
With his savings accumulating and a promotion impending, everything seems to be going well—until he’s asked to deal with finance minister Lawrence Barrow, a charismatic politician and model citizen. Soon after, Amon is charged for an incredibly expensive action called “Jubilee” that he’s sure he never performed but is costing him everything.
To restore balance to his account, Amon must unravel the secret of Jubilee. But when he finds himself asking dangerous questions about the system to which he’s devoted his life, he must decide if life is worth losing to find the truth. “Debut novelist William reverses the outsider perspective of cyberpunk in this intricate tale of a digitally claustrophobic future” (Publishers Weekly).
Eli K. P. William, a native of Toronto, currently works in Tokyo as a Japanese-English translator. Commissioned by one of Japan’s largest publishers (Shueisha), William is currently translating a bestselling novel by Naoki Prize–winning author Ryo Asai. Cash Crash Jubilee is his first novel.