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Gnomon
Gnomon
Harkaway, Nick, 1972-2017
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From the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, a virtuosic new novel and his most ambitious book yet--equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle--set in a not-too-distant-future, high-tech surveillance state. In the world of Gnomon, citizens are ceaselessly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency." When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, is assigned to the case. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, she finds a panorama of characters and events that Hunter gave life to in order to forestall the investigation: a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game. In the static between these mysterious visions, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter--and, alarmingly, of herself, the staggering consequences of which will reverberate throughout the world. Gnomon is a dazzling, panoramic achievement from one of the most original voices in contemporary fiction.
Main title:
Gnomon / Nick Harkaway.
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Imprint:
London : William Heinemann, 2017.©2017
Collation:
688 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781785151279 (hardback)9781785151286 (paperback)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham Library ExpressFiction Sci-FiHARKIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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