My First Book (Paperback)
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My First Book (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages
Published: 23/05/2024
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Waterstones Says

Chronicling the fragmented and fractious online world of Gen Z with rich irony and ferocious intelligence, Honor Levy's sparkling debut finds meaning in the meme-fuelled and malleable.

'I am not asking you to agree with me. In fact, I'd be happier if you didn't. I am afraid of self-censorship in a place of supposed radicalism like a liberal arts school because I am afraid that one day we will all be too afraid of being wrong.'

We grew up on the internet, or the Internet, as it was originally known - a proper noun, a place to visit and explore, before we claimed it as everybody's, turning it into a place where we pay bills, shop, fall in love, where kids get past parental controls to come of age. Honor Levy lends her experience to the narrators of these propulsive, provocative and pill-fuelled dispatches, speaking to the malleable reality we all inhabit, where clicks, codes, unreliable words and memes shape identities, personas and reputations.

In My First Book, Honor Levy endeavors to contextualize Gen-Z, a generation of young people desperate to discern what matters in a world that paints every event as a catastrophe. Irony is the salve of choice, and Levy deploys it masterfully. She paints the chasm in understanding between her parents' generation and the Zoomer reality overloaded with niche signs and meanings.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781803510804
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 215 x 138 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Fractal stories from the eschatological present, told in a strange, new, manic, and flarfy voice that I trust and endorse - Tao Lin

Levy negotiates the great wave of information overload with a deceptively effortless grace... So funny and sharp, the kind of characters you either want to scream at or buy a drink... Beautifully, intoxicatingly written, and somehow so knowing that it comes full circle to a hard-won wisdom and compassion. Exhilarating, and as significant a definition of a cultural era and its disaffected main players as Generation X was in its time - Luke Kennard

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