Transmission

Transmission

Book - 2004
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In a networked world, anything can change in an instant, and sometimes everything does…Transmission, Hari Kunzru’s new novel of love and lunacy, immigration and immunity, introduces a daydreaming Indian computer geek whose luxurious fantasies about life in America are shaken when he accepts a California job offer.Lonely and naïve, Arjun Mehta bides his time as a lowly assistant virus tester, pining away for his free-spirited colleague Christine. Despite building digital creatures in a feeble attempt to enhance his job security, Arjun gets laid-off like so many of his Silicon Valley peers. In an act of desperation to keep his job, he releases a mischievous but destructive virus around the globe that has major unintended consequences. As world order unravels, so does Arjun’s sanity, in a rollicking cataclysm that reaches Bollywood and, not so coincidentally, the glamorous star of Arjun’s favorite Indian movie.Award-winning novelist Hari Kunzru was hailed as a “modern-day Kipling,” for his best-selling debut, The Impressionist. And now, with his exuberant follow-up, Transmission, Kunzru takes an ultracontemporary turn in a stylish, playful, and wicked exploration of life at the click of a mouse.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2004
ISBN: 9780525947608
0525947604
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 24 cm

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tirjan
Feb 01, 2018

Just a fun book to read. I haven't read any of Kunzru's books before this but definitely will now. Contemporary novels and right on the money about our civilization today. A very knowledgable writer.

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