The Resource The candy house, Jennifer Egan

The candy house, Jennifer Egan

Label
The candy house
Title
The candy house
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Egan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 2010. Staggeringly successful and brilliant tech entrepreneur Bix Bouton is desperate for a new idea. He's forty, with four kids, and restless when he stumbles into a conversation with mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or "externalising" memory. Within a decade, Bix's new technology, Own Your Unconscious -- that allows you access to every memory you've ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others -- has seduced multitudes. But not everyone. In spellbinding linked narratives, Egan spins out the consequences of Own Your Unconscious through the lives of multiple characters whose paths intersect over several decades. Egan introduces these characters in an astonishing array of styles -- from omniscient to first person plural to a duet of voices, an epistolary chapter, and a chapter of tweets. In the world of Egan's spectacular imagination, there are "counters" who track and exploit desires and there are "eluders," those who understand the price of taking a bite of the Candy House
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egan, Jennifer
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Businesspeople
  • Memory transfer
  • Technological innovations
  • Memory
  • Subconsciousness
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
The candy house, Jennifer Egan
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
000070412218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
334 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472157386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1291369366
Label
The candy house, Jennifer Egan
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
000070412218
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
334 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472157386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1291369366

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