TheMystery.doc

TheMystery.doc

First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition

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Rooted in the western United States in the decade post-9/11, theMystery.doc follows a young writer and his wife as he attempts to write his second book, a national epic he hopes will last forever, and as he searches for a form that will express the world as it has become, revealing the interconnectedness of all our lives. Pop-up ads, internet search results, spam, lines of code, frames of film and television mix with canonical works of literature, alchemical manuscripts, transcripts of personal conversations, and the story of a man who wakes up one morning not knowing who he is, a blank document called themystery.doc newly appeared on his computer. Part love story, part prose poem, part documentary, part existential whodunit, part future-fiction, part Bildungsroman, part memoir, theMystery.doc is about the quest to find something lasting in a world where everything is in danger of slipping away. Love, loss, birth, death, technology, terrorism and the American Dream come together to form a great symphonic work that dazzles in both its structure and in its deep emotional resonance.

Book information

ISBN: 9781611856200
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Imprint: Grove Press UK
Pub date:
Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 1664
Weight: 1956g
Height: 235mm
Width: 168mm
Spine width: 70mm