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Remainder (Paperback)

Author:  Tom McCarthy
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0307278352
ISBN-13: 9780307278357
Sku: 202723275
Publish Date: 2/13/2007
Pages:  308
Age Range:  NA
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About the accident itself I can say very little. Almost nothing. It involved something falling from the sky. Technology. Parts, bits. That's it, really: all I can divulge. Not much, I know. (from the first line)
Traumatized by an accident that involves something falling from the sky and leaves him with an outrageous sum in legal compensation, a man spends his time and money obsessively reconstructing and re-enacting memories and situations from his past, but when this fails to quench his thirst for authenticity, he starts reconstructing more violent events. Original. 30,000 first printing. *Author: McCarthy, Tom *Series Title: Vintage *Publication Date: 2007/02/13 *Number of Pages: 288 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
After an accident he doesn't remember involving "something falling out of the sky" the unnamed narrator of the novel loses his memory and must relearn how to use his damaged body. However he has received millions in recompensation from the courts, and he uses the money to buy an apartment building in which he begins to re-enact, with the help of hired actors, various scenes from his fantasies, ranging from the mundane to the murderous. Debut novelist Tom McCarthy writes with an eerie ambiguity, and the increasingly detached mind of his protagonist is both compelling and chilling.


"An assured work of existential horror from debut novelist Tom McCarthy....Perfectly disturbing." 11/01/2006

"Brilliant all the way through the abrupt climax." 10/30/2006

"[REMAINDER] is a tightly knit, suspenseful, and cold book about disconnection...with echoes of Huysmans and Heidegger." - Lenora Todaro 02/01/2007

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Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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