Fake Accounts

Author:   Lauren Oyler
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN:  

9780008366537


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   02 February 2021
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Lauren Oyler
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:   Fourth Estate Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.270kg
ISBN:  

9780008366537


ISBN 10:   0008366535
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   02 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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'This novel made me want to retire from contemporary reality. I loved it' Zadie Smith 'A searingly funny, smart, revealing novel. Oyler's fiction is as insightful and probing as her criticism' Nicole Flattery, author of Show Them A Good Time '[A] unique, ferociously modern voice. This incisive, funny work brilliantly captures the claustrophobia of lives led online and personae tested in the real world' Publishers Weekly 'Fake Accounts percolates the big moral questions of our age - fraudulence, identity as performance, surveillance capitalism, political instability, personal freedom - through a narrative arc driven ingeniously by low-level dopamine hits. At the same time, it is very, very funny. Oyler is the kind of dangerous contemporary writer we need more of' Niamh Campbell, author of This Happy and winner of the Sunday Times Short Story Award 2020 'Fake Accounts is an absorbing and shameless examination of the way self-mythologies are forged and performed in the public privacy of the internet. Fans of Lauren Oyler's ferocious criticism will love this 21st century comedy of bad manners' Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody is Ever Missing and The Answers 'Lauren Oyler holds a funhouse mirror up to our cracked reality, daring the reader to follow her into the depths of online fakery, app-based sociality, and late-capitalist dissonance, the mazelike illogic of our information-glutted times. In her masterful hands, you may feel your own carefully constructed twenty-first-century persona begin to unravel, revealing something much less tidy and much more provocative dwelling beneath' Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine


'This novel made me want to retire from contemporary reality. I loved it' Zadie Smith 'Fake Accounts is an absorbing and shameless examination of the way self-mythologies are forged and performed in the public privacy of the internet. Fans of Lauren Oyler's ferocious criticism will love this 21st century comedy of bad manners' Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody is Ever Missing and The Answers 'Only if a novelist is traditional in the right ways-in her moral intelligence, in her complex eloquence, in her patient plotting-can she properly register the real newness of our hurtling world of social media and a mediatized society. Lauren Oyler has written a very funny and serious contemporary novel. You must pick it up if you read fiction and/or tweets' Benjamin Kunkel, author of Indecision and Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis 'Lauren Oyler's Fake Accounts is such an ensorcelling blend of insight, comedy and suspense, you almost don't notice yourself being filleted alive in these pages. A note to fellow readers of the twenty-first century: Anyone familiar with the allure of social media will adore this coolly observed novel. A note to fellow writers of the twenty-first century: Oh crap, she did it' Sloane Crosley, author of Look Alive Out There and I Was Told There'd Be Cake


'Fake Accounts is an absorbing and shameless examination of the way self-mythologies are forged and performed in the public privacy of the internet. Fans of Lauren Oyler's ferocious criticism will love this 21st century comedy of bad manners' Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody is Ever Missing and The Answers 'Only if a novelist is traditional in the right ways-in her moral intelligence, in her complex eloquence, in her patient plotting-can she properly register the real newness of our hurtling world of social media and a mediatized society. Lauren Oyler has written a very funny and serious contemporary novel. You must pick it up if you read fiction and/or tweets' Benjamin Kunkel, author of Indecision and Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis 'Lauren Oyler's Fake Accounts is such an ensorcelling blend of insight, comedy and suspense, you almost don't notice yourself being filleted alive in these pages. A note to fellow readers of the twenty-first century: Anyone familiar with the allure of social media will adore this coolly observed novel. A note to fellow writers of the twenty-first century: Oh crap, she did it' Sloane Crosley, author of Look Alive Out There and I Was Told There'd Be Cake


Author Information

Lauren Oyler is based in Brooklyn, and also spends time in Berlin. Her essays on books and culture have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the London Review of Books, the Guardian, New York Magazine's The Cut, Bookforum, the Baffler and the New Republic, among other publications.

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