Shanghai, the BAMA is a city of technological excess. It is a dimension of data exchange, strangely devoid of people. Case’s real home is anywhere and nowhere. He has a consciousness of distant connectivity, mobility and transience, and the unnerving unreality that too much of all these can generate, like ceaseless jet-lag, permanent detachment:
Case woke from a dream of airports, of Molly’s dark leathers moving ahead of him through the concourse of Narita, Schipol, Orly . He watched himself by a flat plastic flask of Danish vodka at some kiosk, an hour before dawn.
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