The Candy House: Signed Edition (Hardback)
  • The Candy House: Signed Edition (Hardback)
  • The Candy House: Signed Edition (Hardback)
  • The Candy House: Signed Edition (Hardback)
  • The Candy House: Signed Edition (Hardback)
  • The Candy House: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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The Candy House: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 28/04/2022
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad delivers a stunning tale about ‘externalised’ memory, seductive technologies, and the deeply human quest for real connection, ablaze with emotional and intellectual fire and unfolding through a myriad of interlinked narratives.

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From one of the most dazzling and iconic writers of our time comes an electrifying, deeply moving novel about the quest for authenticity, privacy, and meaning in a world where our memories are no longer our own - featuring characters from A Visit from the Goon Squad.

It's 2010. Staggeringly successful and brilliant tech entrepreneur Bix Bouton is desperate for a new idea. He's forty, with four kids, and restless when he stumbles into a conversation with mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or "externalising" memory. Within a decade, Bix's new technology, Own Your Unconscious - that allows you access to every memory you've ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others - has seduced multitudes. But not everyone.

In spellbinding linked narratives, Egan spins out the consequences of Own Your Unconscious through the lives of multiple characters whose paths intersect over several decades. Egan introduces these characters in an astonishing array of styles--from omniscient to first person plural to a duet of voices, an epistolary chapter, and a chapter of tweets. In the world of Egan's spectacular imagination, there are "counters" who track and exploit desires and there are "eluders," those who understand the price of taking a bite of the Candy House.

Intellectually dazzling and extraordinarily moving, The Candy House is a bold, brilliant imagining of a world that is moments away. With a focus on social media, gaming, and alternate worlds, you can almost experience moving among dimensions in a role-playing game. Egan takes her "deeply intuitive forays into the darker aspects of our technology-driven, image-saturated culture" (Vogue) to stunning new heights and delivers a fierce and exhilarating testament to the tenacity and transcendence of human longing for real connection, love, family, privacy and redemption.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472157119
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm

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“A great follow up to "A Visit From the Goon Squad"”

In Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle award winning 2011 novel, “A Visit from the Goon Squad”, one of the minor characters Bix, an early adopter of email, who is “big on predicting the... More

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“Highly recommended”

I loved this book since the first pages and it was a sort of epiphany as I discovered a great author.
It's a very dense and intense book, there's plenty of food for thought and there's a lot of story.... More

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“Virtuosic and very enjoyable”

'The Candy House' is another virtuosic novel comprised of interconnected stories from the author of 'A Visit from the Goon Squad' which features many of the same characters at different stages in... More

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