Meatspace

Paperback | September 15, 2015

byNikesh Shukla

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"Meatspace is the greatest book on loneliness since The Catcher in the Rye" - Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love StoryKitab has had a rough few months. His girlfriend left him. He got fired from his job for writing a novel on company time, but the novel didn't sell and now he's burning through his mom's life insurance money. Kitab is reduced to spending all of his time with his brother and roommate Aziz, coming up with ideas for novelty Tumblrs and composing amusing tweets. But now even Aziz has left him, travelling to America to find his online doppelganger.So what happens when Kitab's only internet namesake turns up on his doorstep and insists that they are meant to be friends?In a time when we are obsessed with and defined by our online personas, this clever, sharp, and often hilarious novel dares us to question who we are when we're not in cyberspace but in "meatspace," the real world where people actually talk to each other in the flesh.

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"Meatspace is the greatest book on loneliness since The Catcher in the Rye" - Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love StoryKitab has had a rough few months. His girlfriend left him. He got fired from his job for writing a novel on company time, but the novel didn't sell and now he's burning through his mom's life insurance money...

Nikesh Shukla is a writer of fiction and television and host of the Subaltern podcast. His debut novel, Coconut Unlimited was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2010 and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2011. Meatspace is his second novel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pagesPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008137560

ISBN - 13:9780008137564

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'Like Douglas Coupland's Generation X, this novel capturesa cultural moment'- Guardian'An anarchic, self-involved and admirably honest portrait ofa bookish life lived in the brave new digital world'- New Statesman'Chilling'- Observer'Buzzing with streetwise smarts and satirical barbs, it's athoughtful, often hilarious, meditation on a young writer'sloneliness in the digital age'- Independent on Sunday'Brilliant stuff '- Londonist'Hilarious and disturbing'- Stylist'Meatspace is funny. Damn funny. Youshould really switch off your computer and read it'- Matt Haig, author of The Humans'Meatspace is the greatest book on loneliness since The Catcher in the Rye'- Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story'Totally original and funny and humane'- Sathnam Sanghera, author of The Boy with The Topknot'Meatspace is, simply, one of the finest novels I have ever readabout modern life and modern living. DouglasCoupland, Junot Diaz, Chuck Palahniuk and Jennifer Egan:stick them in a blendr, and out comes this amazing new novelby one of the UK's most distinct voices'- James Smythe, author of The Machine'Very funny and I'd recommend it to anyone'- Rick Edwards in the Metro