The Regional Office Is Under Attack!: A Novel

The Regional Office Is Under Attack!: A Novel

by Manuel Gonzales

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The Regional Office Is Under Attack!: A Novel by Manuel Gonzales

Read it!” —Jess WalterNew York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins

"[R]ollicking good fun.” —New York Times Book Review

"A tour-de-force." —Laura MillerSlate

In a world beset by amassing forces of darkness, one organization—the Regional Office—and its coterie of super-powered female assassins protects the globe from annihilation.

At its helm, the mysterious Oyemi and her oracles seek out new recruits and root out evil plots. Then a prophecy suggests that someone from inside might bring about its downfall. And now, the Regional Office is under attack.
 
Recruited by a defector from within, Rose is a young assassin leading the attack, eager to stretch into her powers and prove herself on her first mission. Defending the Regional Office is Sarah—who may or may not have a mechanical arm—fiercely devoted to the organization that took her in as a young woman in the wake of her mother’s sudden disappearance. On the day that the Regional Office is attacked, Rose’s and Sarah’s stories will overlap, their lives will collide, and the world as they know it just might end.
 
Weaving in a brilliantly conceived mythology, fantastical magical powers, teenage crushes, and kinetic fight scenes, The Regional Office Is Under Attack! is a seismically entertaining debut novel about revenge and allegiance and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399573217
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 374,154
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Manuel Gonzales is the winner of the American Library Assocation's Alex Award, and the author of the acclaimed story collection The Miniature Wife, winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. A graduate of the Columbia University Creative Writing Program, he teaches writing at the University of Kentucky and the Institute of American Indian Arts. He has published fiction and nonfiction in Open City, Fence, One Story, Esquire, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and The Believer. Gonzales lives in Kentucky with his wife and two children.

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The Regional Office Is Under Attack!: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could only put this book down when I was too tired to focus around 3 or 4 in the morning. Very fun right off the bat... Nearing the end I was beginning to not care so much about certain character details... But that could have just been my fear of the ending. I guess there is closure... Technically... Or maybe a sequel was planned. I don't know...