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- Random House 2015; US$ 27.18
Meet U. ? a talented and uneasy figure currently pimping his skills to an elite consultancy in contemporary London. His employers advise everyone from big businesses to governments, and, to this end, expect their 'corporate anthropologist' to help decode and manipulate the world around them ? all the more so now that a giant, epoch-defining project... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
A man is severely injured in a mysterious accident, receives an outrageous sum in legal compensation, and has no idea what to do with it. Then, one night, an ordinary sight sets off a series of bizarre visions he can?t quite place. How he goes about bringing his visions to life?and what happens afterward?makes for one of the most riveting, complex,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
C has been shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. The acclaimed author of Remainder, which Zadie Smith hailed as ?one of the great English novels of the past ten years,?gives us his most spectacularly inventive novel yet. Opening in England at the turn of the twentieth century, C is the story of a boy named Serge Carrefax, whose father... more...
- Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.00
An epochal saga from the acclaimed author of Remainder , C takes place in the early years of the twentieth century and ranges from western England to Europe to North Africa. Serge Carrefax spends his childhood at Versoie House, where his father teaches deaf children to speak when he's not experimenting with wireless telegraphy. Sophie, Serge's... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 12.78
C follows the short, intense life of Serge Carrefax, a man who - as his name suggests - surges into the electric modernity of the early twentieth century, transfixed by the technologies that will obliterate him. Born to the sound of one of the very earliest experimental wireless stations, Serge finds himself steeped in a weird world of transmissions,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
The first novel written by Booker finalist Tom McCarthy?acclaimed author of Remainder and C ? Men in Space is set in a Central Europe rapidly fragmenting after the fall of communism. It follows an oddball cast?dissolute bohemians, political refugees, a football referee, a disorientated police agent, and a stranded astronaut?as they chase a stolen... more...
- Knopf Canada 2012; US$ 19.95
The first novel by the Booker Prize finalist Tom McCarthy ? author of Remainder and C ? Men in Space is a clever entrée into the art world, and a look at the bohemian life that was Prague in the 1990s. Set in a Central Europe rapidly fragmenting after the fall of communism, Men in Space follows a cast of dissolute bohemians, political refugees,... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 6.38
Listen... A set of signals has been pulsing, repeating, modulating in the airspace of literature... This essay is an invitation to listen to those signals, as they travel through and shape the work of Aeschylus and Ovid, Rilke, Conrad, Burroughs, Joyce and others. To retune our idea of what a writer does, of what the very act of writing... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 1.99
Sub-titled "How Literature Works" this essay by the renown novelist is a provocative and entertaining work of postmodern theory that re-evaluates literature and literary meaning from Aeschylus to Kraftwerk. A VINTAGE EBOOK ORIGINAL. Tom McCarthy is one of the most vital young voices in contemporary literature, and in this essay he identifies the... more...
- Granta Publications 2011; US$ 12.51
Hergé's Tintin cartoon adventures have been translated into more than fifty languages and read by tens of millions of children aged, as their publishers like to say, 'from 7 to 77'. Arguing that their characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamt up by the great novelists, Tom McCarthy asks a simple question: is Tintin literature?... more...