NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED one of many TEN most sensible BOOKS OF THE 12 months through VULTURE AND the best BOOKS OF THE yr BY NPR AND THE WALL road magazine • A enormous, uproarious, and exuberant novel in regards to the search—for love, fact, and the that means of existence With The Internet.
“More amazing than all yet a number of novels released up to now this decade . . . a wheeling meditation at the stressed lifestyles, on privateness, on what being human within the age of binary code may well suggest . . . [Joshua] Cohen, all of thirty-four, emerges as a tremendous American writer.”—The long island Times
The enigmatic billionaire founding father of Tetration, the world’s strongest tech corporation, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The rich person, often called imperative, brings Josh at the back of the electronic veil, tracing the increase of Tetration, which begun within the earliest days of the web by way of revolutionizing the quest engine prior to venturing into smartphones, pcs, and the surveillance of americans. relevant takes Josh on a mind-bending global travel from Palo Alto to Dubai and past, beginning him into the key pretext of the autobiography venture and the life-or-death stakes that encompass its publication.
Insider tech exposé, leaked memoir-in-progress, foreign mystery, relatives drama, intercourse comedy, and biblical allegory, Book of Numbers renders the complete diversity of contemporary event either on-line and rancid. Embodying the web in its language, it unearths the humanity underlying the virtual.
that includes essentially the most unforgettable characters in modern fiction, Book of Numbers is an epic of the electronic age, a triumph of a brand new new release of writers, and a type of infrequent books that renew the belief of what a unique can do.
Please word that Book of Numbers makes use of a unique pagination approach encouraged by means of binary notation: the half quantity precedes the web page quantity, and is separated from it by means of a decimal point.
Praise for Book of Numbers
“The nice American net Novel is the following. . . . Book of Numbers is an interesting examine the darkish middle of the internet. . . . A page-turner approximately lifestyles lower than the veil of electronic surveillance . . . the most effective novels ever written in regards to the Internet.”—Rolling Stone
“A startlingly gifted novelist . . . [His] deeply profitable novel is ready a web faith long gone wrong—and its value lies within the undeniable fact that the vast majority of us within the modernized global are contributors of that religion, no matter if we all know it or not.”—The Wall road Journal
“Remarkable . . . excellent . . . Cohen’s literary presents . . . recommend that whatever is feasible, that whatever nonetheless could be performed to shield no matter what it's that makes us human.”—Francine Prose, The big apple evaluation of Books
“A highly formidable novel set within the high-tech international of now . . . a verbal high-wire act, bold in its tones and textures: smart, poetic, fast-moving, deeply playful, packed with jokes, savvy approximately machines, clever approximately humans, superb and engrossing.”—Colm Tóibín, The Guardian
“Joshua Cohen is the good American Novelist. . . . Like Pynchon and Wallace, Cohen can write with tireless virtuosity approximately completely everything.”—Adam Kirsch, Tablet
“A digital-age Ulysses.”—The big apple instances publication Review
“The subsequent candidate for the nice American Novel . . . David Foster Wallace–level audacious.”—Details
“A incredible book.”—The Boston Globe
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