‘Impostor Syndrome’: Russian Espionage In Silicon Valley
In her latest novel, “Impostor Syndrome,” writer Kathy Wang takes Silicon Valley eccentricity and corruption to a new level.
Wang describes the pull of the Silicon Valley setting for her:
“When I wrote my first book, I mostly chose it because I’ve lived here almost my entire life, and writing about it comes easily to me. Originally, I had said that I didn’t want to do another Silicon Valley book, but the idea came to me, and I just couldn’t let go of it. It’s really easy to lampoon Silicon Valley — the personalities are outsized, and there’s a lot of lack of self-awareness here. But I do view this place more sincerely, and I want to show a more mixed perspective on the place. When you’re a kid of immigrants, you take the place at face value: You think, I’m going to go to college here and get a job, and hopefully, I can have health insurance. I didn’t examine it for a long time.”
Featuring Russian espionage, commentaries on data privacy, class disparities, and immigration, “Impostor Syndrome” seems to build a genre all its own.
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