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Gnomon : a novel / Nick Harkaway.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524732080 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1524732087 : HRD
  • Physical Description: pages ; cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: "From the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, a virtuosic new novel and his most ambitious book yet--equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle--set in a not-too-distant-future, high-tech surveillance state. In the world of Gnomon, citizens are ceaselessly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency." When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, is assigned to the case. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, she finds a panorama of characters and events that Hunter gave life to in order to forestall the investigation: a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game. In the static between these mysteriousvisions, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter--and, alarmingly, of herself, the staggering consequences of which will reverberate throughout the world. Gnomon is a dazzling, panoramic achievement from one of the most original voices incontemporary fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: FICTION / Thrillers.
FICTION / Science Fiction / General.
Genre: Black humor (Literature).
Science fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Dystopias.

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