0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction

Not currently available

The Circle (Paperback) Loot Price: R219
Discovery Miles 2 190
You Save: R36 (14%)

Share your images

The Circle (Paperback)

Dave Eggers

 (sign in to rate)
List price R255 Loot Price R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 You Save R36 (14%)

Bookmark and Share

Supplier out of stock. If you add it to your wishlist we will send you an email should it become available again.

The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. Praise for A Hologram for the King: "A comic but deeply affecting tale about one man's travails that also provides a bright, digital snapshot of our times". (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times). "Impressive, startling, compelling. Proves how staggering a genius Eggers can be". (Independent). "Hugely impressive. Why can't British novelists tell a tale as crisply as Dave Eggers? Sets off at a cracking pace and never lets up". (Mail on Sunday). Dave Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco. He is the author of seven previous books, including A Hologram for the King (finalist for the National Book Award 2012), Zeitoun (winner of the American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize) and What is the What, which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and won France's Prix Medicis.

General

Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 2013
Authors: Dave Eggers
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 491
ISBN-13: 978-0-241-14649-1
Barcode: 9780241146491
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-241-14649-6

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners