The Candy House

Author:   Jennifer Egan
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
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9781472157386


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   05 April 2022
Format:   Paperback
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From one of the most dazzling and iconic writers of our time comes an electrifying, deeply moving novel about the quest for authenticity, privacy, and meaning in a world where our memories are no longer our own--featuring characters from A Visit from the Goon Squad. It's 2010. Staggeringly successful and brilliant tech entrepreneur Bix Bouton is desperate for a new idea. He's forty, with four kids, and restless when he stumbles into a conversation with mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or externalizing memory. Within a decade, Bix's new technology, Own Your Unconscious--that allows you access to every memory you've ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others--has seduced multitudes. But not everyone. In spellbinding linked narratives, Egan spins out the consequences of Own Your Unconscious through the lives of multiple characters whose paths intersect over several decades. Egan introduces these characters in an astonishing array of styles--from omniscient to first person plural to a duet of voices, an epistolary chapter, and a chapter of tweets. In the world of Egan's spectacular imagination, there are counters who track and exploit desires and there are eluders, those who understand the price of taking a bite of the Candy House. Intellectually dazzling and extraordinarily moving, The Candy House is a bold, brilliant imagining of a world that is moments away. With a focus on social media, gaming, and alternate worlds, you can almost experience moving among dimensions in a role-playing game. Egan takes her deeply intuitive forays into the darker aspects of our technology-driven, image-saturated culture (Vogue) to stunning new heights and delivers a fierce and exhilarating testament to the tenacity and transcendence of human longing for real connection, love, family, privacy and redemption.

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Author:   Jennifer Egan
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint:   Corsair
Weight:   0.300kg
ISBN:  

9781472157386


ISBN 10:   1472157389
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   05 April 2022
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
This item is yet to be released. You can pre-order this item and we will dispatch it to you upon its release.

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'A complex, compelling read that showcases Egan's masterful storytelling' * Time * 'A complex, compelling read that showcases Egan's masterful storytelling' * Time * 'Fans of A Visit from the Goon Squad will not want to miss this new novel' * jNews * 'Fans of A Visit from the Goon Squad will not want to miss this new novel' * jNews * 'A thrilling, endlessly stimulating work that demands to be read and reread' * Kirkus Reviews * 'A thrilling, endlessly stimulating work that demands to be read and reread' * Kirkus Reviews * 'Egan returns to the fertile territory and characters of A Visit from the Goon Squad with an electrifying and shape-shifting story that one-ups its Pulitzer-winning predecessor' * Publisher's Weekly * 'Egan returns to the fertile territory and characters of A Visit from the Goon Squad with an electrifying and shape-shifting story that one-ups its Pulitzer-winning predecessor' * Publisher's Weekly * 'A forceful, wonderfully fragmented novel of a terrifyingly possible future, as intellectually rigorous as it is formally impressive, and yet another monumental work from Egan' * Library Journal * 'A forceful, wonderfully fragmented novel of a terrifyingly possible future, as intellectually rigorous as it is formally impressive, and yet another monumental work from Egan' * Library Journal *


'A complex, compelling read that showcases Egan's masterful storytelling' * Time * 'Fans of A Visit from the Goon Squad will not want to miss this new novel' * jNews * 'A thrilling, endlessly stimulating work that demands to be read and reread' * Kirkus Reviews * 'Egan returns to the fertile territory and characters of A Visit from the Goon Squad with an electrifying and shape-shifting story that one-ups its Pulitzer-winning predecessor' * Publisher's Weekly * 'A forceful, wonderfully fragmented novel of a terrifyingly possible future, as intellectually rigorous as it is formally impressive, and yet another monumental work from Egan' * Library Journal *


Author Information

Jennifer Egan is the author of six previous books of fiction: Manhattan Beach, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction; A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Keep; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award Finalist; and The Invisible Circus. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Granta, McSweeney's, and The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn.

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