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Shortlisted for the Kitschies Inky Tentacle (Cover Art) Award 2020

Hardback (04 Jul 2019) | English

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Synopsis

'Fun and erudite' Sunday Times
'Snort-inducingly funny' Daily Mail
'One of the cleverest books you'll read this year' Telegraph

A darkly ironic novel of ideas, a dystopia, and an absurdist thriller, from the award-winning novelist

Self-anointed guru of the Digital Age, Guy Matthias, CEO of Beetle, has become one of the world's most powerful and influential figures. Untaxed and ungoverned, his trans-Atlantic company essentially operates beyond the control of Governments or the law.

But trouble is never far away, and for Guy a perfect storm is brewing: his wife wants to leave him, fed up with his serial infidelities; malfunctioning Beetle software has led to some unfortunate deaths which are proving hard to cover up; his longed for deal with China is proving troublingly elusive and, among other things, the mystery hacker, Gogol, is on his trail.

With the clock ticking- Guy, his aide Douglas Varley, Britain's flailing female PM, conflicted national security agent Eloise Jayne, depressed journalist David Strachey, and Gogol, whoever that may be - the question is becoming ever more pressing, how do you live in reality when nobody knows anything, and all knowledge, all certainty, is partly, or entirely fake?

About the Publisher

Faber & Faber

Faber & Faber

Faber and Faber is one of the last of the great independent publishing houses in London. With the great depth of its backlist, featuring books by no fewer than twelve Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners, a thriving frontlist and ever-growing e-book list, and new ventures including the print-on-demand Faber Finds imprint, Faber Digital (publisher of the award-winning The Waste Land for iPad App), Faber Academy (the creative writing school), as well as Faber Factory Powered by Constellation, and Faber Factory Plus, the company continues to go from strength to strength.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571245154
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
Edition: Shortlisted for the Kitschies Inky Tentacle (Cover Art) Award 2020
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 367
Weight: 640g
Height: 234mm
Width: 176mm
Spine width: 34mm