NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED one of many TEN most sensible BOOKS OF THE 12 months through VULTURE AND the best BOOKS OF THE yr BY NPR AND THE WALL road magazine • A enormous, uproarious, and exuberant novel in regards to the search—for love, fact, and the that means of lifestyles With The Internet.
“More notable than all yet a number of novels released up to now this decade . . . a wheeling meditation at the stressed lifestyles, on privateness, on what being human within the age of binary code may suggest . . . [Joshua] Cohen, all of thirty-four, emerges as an important American writer.”—The ny Times
The enigmatic billionaire founding father of Tetration, the world’s strongest tech corporation, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The magnate, often called imperative, brings Josh at the back of the electronic veil, tracing the increase of Tetration, which begun within the earliest days of the web by means of revolutionizing the quest engine sooner than venturing into smartphones, desktops, and the surveillance of usa citizens. crucial takes Josh on a mind-bending global travel from Palo Alto to Dubai and past, starting up him into the key pretext of the autobiography venture and the life-or-death stakes that encompass its publication.
Insider tech exposé, leaked memoir-in-progress, foreign mystery, family members drama, intercourse comedy, and biblical allegory, Book of Numbers renders the entire variety of contemporary adventure either on-line and rancid. Embodying the web in its language, it reveals the humanity underlying the virtual.
that includes essentially the most unforgettable characters in modern fiction, Book of Numbers is an epic of the electronic age, a triumph of a brand new iteration of writers, and a kind of infrequent books that renew the assumption of what a singular can do.
Please word that Book of Numbers makes use of a distinct pagination procedure encouraged by means of binary notation: the half quantity precedes the web page quantity, and is separated from it via a decimal point.
Praise for Book of Numbers
“The nice American net Novel is the following. . . . Book of Numbers is an interesting examine the darkish center of the internet. . . . A page-turner approximately existence less than the veil of electronic surveillance . . . the most effective novels ever written concerning the Internet.”—Rolling Stone
“A startlingly gifted novelist . . . [His] deeply lucrative novel is ready an internet faith long past wrong—and its value lies within the incontrovertible fact that the vast majority of us within the modernized global are participants of that religion, no matter if we all know it or not.”—The Wall highway Journal
“Remarkable . . . spectacular . . . Cohen’s literary presents . . . recommend that whatever is feasible, that anything nonetheless will be performed to defend no matter what it really is that makes us human.”—Francine Prose, The big apple evaluate of Books
“A highly bold novel set within the high-tech international of now . . . a verbal high-wire act, bold in its tones and textures: shrewdpermanent, poetic, fast-moving, deeply playful, choked with jokes, savvy approximately machines, clever approximately humans, incredible and engrossing.”—Colm Tóibín, The Guardian
“Joshua Cohen is the good American Novelist. . . . Like Pynchon and Wallace, Cohen can write with tireless virtuosity approximately completely everything.”—Adam Kirsch, Tablet
“A digital-age Ulysses.”—The ny instances booklet Review
“The subsequent candidate for the nice American Novel . . . David Foster Wallace–level audacious.”—Details
“A outstanding book.”—The Boston Globe
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