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

Hardback (04 Jul 2019)

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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?

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