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The Resource Rubik, Elizabeth Tan

Rubik, Elizabeth Tan

Label
Rubik
Title
Rubik
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Tan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elena Rubik can't seem to stay dead. She persists: as a set of corneas, as a newsletter subscriber, as a member of fanfiction forums. Her best friend Jules Valentine meanwhile is unwittingly inveigled into an indie-film turned corporate branding stunt. When Jules leaks information about the true story behind the video - by then an overworked viral meme - wannabe investigative reporter April Kuan is assigned the case. But as April trails Jules all over Perth she too becomes ensnared in the machinations of shady corporate interests as the very laws of physics and time begin to bend. Rubik is a wide-ranging, brilliantly intertwined novel-in-stories that slip outside the borders of realism. Spotted with disappearances, mysteries and told with a sharp-edged wit and cutting social commentary, it is an original and ingenious reflection of technological anxiety, loneliness and connectivity in the internet age
Summary
The dead aren't really gone, they persist as phone numbers, social media accounts, newsletter recipients, and as members of fan-fiction forums. Digital ghosts move and connect us: we feel we know people we have only seen online just as corporations masquerade as familiar friends. In Rubik , darkly comedic interconnected stories follow Elena Rubik, her best friend Jules Valentine, and wannabe investigative reporter April Kuan, as a viral marketing scheme's motivations become cause for concern. There are the adventures of a model turned visual artist, a voice actor primarily used for tech support, enigmatic schoolchildren, clever anime characters, and more. Deftly blending the real and imagined with biting social satire, Elizabeth Tan explores the lives ofher diverse group of characters with deep empathy and insight into our contemporary world
Storyline
Writing style
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10563388
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tan, Elizabeth
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Investigative reporting
  • Internet videos
  • Australian fiction
  • Investigative reporting
  • Investigative reporting
  • Branding (Marketing)
  • Australian fiction
  • Technology
  • Internet
  • Perth (W.A.)
  • Perth (W.A.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Rubik, Elizabeth Tan
Instantiates
Publication
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
000059704595
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781925143478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978254662
Label
Rubik, Elizabeth Tan
Publication
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
000059704595
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781925143478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978254662

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