Remainder

June 2, 2016|
Remainder by Tom Mccarthy
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NOW A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILM

Traumatized by an accident which 'involved something falling from the sky' and leaves him eight and a half million pounds richer but hopelessly estranged from the world around him, Remainder's hero spends his time and money obsessively reconstructing and re-enacting vaguely remembered scenes and situations from his past: a large building with piano music in the distance, the familiar smells and sounds of liver frying and spluttering, lethargic cats lounging on roofs until they tumble off them... But when this fails to quench his thirst for authenticity, he starts re-enacting more and more violent events, as his repetition addiction spirals out of control.

A darkly comic meditation on memory, identity and history, Remainder is a parable for modern times.

Known in the art world for the reports, manifestos and media interventions he has made as General Secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde network, Tom McCarthy is the author of four novels: Remainder, Men in Space, C and Satin Island. The last two were shortlisted for the Man Booker Pri...
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Title:Remainder
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 7.91 X 5.19 X 0.84 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.91 X 5.19 X 0.84 in
Published:June 2, 2016
Publisher:Bloomsbury USA
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781846884207

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