Remainder - Tom Mccarthy

The Remainder is a hilariously and disquietingly successful experimental novel about an everyman hit by a piece of secret space junk. As a result he comes into an astronomical financial settlement but loses almost entirely the capacity for authentic experiences. With his vast wealth and terrifyingly resourceful fixer, Naz, he sets about recreating the few moments in his life when he felt present. It is a quest that requires engaging troops of actors, animal wranglers, pianists and architects to recreate, with autistic attention to detail, every particular of a moment of quiet contemplation. The Remainder is, improbably, a wickedly funny novel profoundly engaged with 20th century philosophy.

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ISBN: 9780307278357
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Published: Vintage - February 13th, 2007

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