The Resource Satin Island, Tom McCarthy

Satin Island, Tom McCarthy

Label
Satin Island
Title
Satin Island
Statement of responsibility
Tom McCarthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 is in the offing. Instead, U. spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer-zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis: oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions, zombie parades. Is there, U. wonders, a secret logic holding all these images together - a codex that, once cracked, will unlock the master-meaning of our age? Might it have something to do with South Pacific Cargo Cults, or the dead parachutists in the news? Perhaps; perhaps not. As U. oscillates between the visionary and the vague, brilliance and bullshit, Satin Island emerges, an impassioned and exquisite novel for our disjointed times
Summary
Struck by a realization that the public's access to the truth seems obscured, a corporate ethnographer is tasked with writing an era-summarizing report that is challenged by his obsessions and overwhelming quantities of data
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395826
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969 May 22-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarthy, Tom
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Mind and reality
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Satin Island, Tom McCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn899700783
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
173 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780224090193
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Satin Island, Tom McCarthy
Publication
Control code
ocn899700783
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
173 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780224090193
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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