Robin Sloan

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Robin Sloan is an American author. His debut novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, is about a laid-off Silicon Valley tech worker who begins working at a dusty bookstore with very few customers, only to start discovering one secret after another. The mysterious old books, along with the store's owner, lead to a 500‑year‑old secret society.[1]


Sloan graduated from Athens High School in Troy, Michigan, in 1998 and went to school at Michigan State University, where he studied economics and co-founded a literary magazine called Oats.[2][3][4]



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  7. ^ "Publisher's Weekly". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 

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