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Satin Island

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Satin Island

Author: Tom McCarthy
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Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize
A New York Magazine Best Book of the Year


 


In Satin Island, Tom McCarthy--the acclaimed, Man Booker Prize-nominated author of Remainder and C--captures the way we experience our world and our efforts to find meaning in the narratives we think of as our lives. U., a "corporate anthropologist," is tasked with preparing the Great Report, an all-encompassing ethnographic document that sums up our era. Yet at every turn, he feels himself overwhelmed by the ubiquity of data. But just as U. begins to wonder if his project will ever take shape, his senses are startled awake by a dream of an apocalyptic cityscape. Unlike anything you've read before, Satin Island is a mind-bending adventure from one of the most original voices in literature today.

Promotion info

*Shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker prize* *Shortlisted for the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize * A novel for our times, from 'a master craftsman who is steering the contemporary novel towards exciting new territories' (Observer).

Awards
Shortlisted for Goldsmiths Prize 2015 and Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015.
Reviews
"Smart, shimmering and thought-provoking...McCarthy isn't a frustrated cultural theorist who must content himself with writing novels; he's a born novelist, a pretty fantastic one, who has figured out a way to make cultural theory funny, scary and suspenseful - in other words, compulsively readable." New York Times "Should you read the new Tom McCarthy book? (A: Yes. Always yes.)" Huffington Post "Dazzling and elusive... a magisterial ethnographic portrait of our overstimulated, interconnected, simulacra-addicted times." Atlantic "The kind of strange and ambitious fiction that you feared might have died with J. G. Ballard. ...Provokes and beguiles and, at the point of revelation, it withholds. On finishing it you will have the powerful urge to throw it across the room, then the powerful urge to pick it up to read again. And that's what's so brilliant." -- Duncan White, 5 stars Daily Telegraph "Confusing, clever and about to be massive." Stylist
Author description

Tom McCarthy is the author of Tintin and the Secret of Literature and three internationally celebrated novels: Remainder, Men in Space and, most recently, C, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 2013 he was awarded the inaugural Windham-Campbell Literature Prize by Yale University. His creation, in 1999, of the International Necronautical Society has led to installations and exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, from Tate Britain and the ICA in London to The Drawing Center in New York.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780099546993
  • : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • : Vintage
  • : March 2016
  • : 198mm X 132mm X 14mm
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tom McCarthy
  • : Paperback
  • : 616
  • : English
  • : 240