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The Resource Crosstalk, Connie Willis

Crosstalk, Connie Willis

Label
Crosstalk
Title
Crosstalk
Statement of responsibility
Connie Willis
Title variation
Cross talk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Science fiction icon Connie Willis brilliantly mixes a speculative plot, the wit of Nora Ephron, and the comedic flair of P. G. Wodehouse in Crosstalk--a genre-bending novel that pushes social media, smartphone technology, and twenty-four-hour availability to hilarious and chilling extremes as one young woman abruptly finds herself with way more connectivity than she ever desired. In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal--to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don't quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely--in a way far beyond what she signed up for. It is almost more than she can handle--especially when the stress of managing her all-too-eager-to-communicate-at-all-times family is already burdening her brain. But that's only the beginning. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realise love--and communication--are far more complicated than she ever imagined
Summary
"One of science fiction's premiere humorists turns her eagle eye to the crushing societal implications of telepathy. In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancâe proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only...the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancâe Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that's the least of her problems"--
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523664
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willis, Connie
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Communication
  • Telepathy
  • Privacy, Right of
Target audience
adult
Label
Crosstalk, Connie Willis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058641444
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9781473200937
Lccn
2016022953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959256470
Label
Crosstalk, Connie Willis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058641444
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9781473200937
Lccn
2016022953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959256470

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