Fiction Hari Kunzru Transmission

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Transmission

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Hari Kunzru's Transmission is a witty novel about cyberspace, a Bollywood dancer and a world where everyone is connected.It's the twenty-first century, and everything and everyone is connected.Meet Arjun Mehta, an Indian cybergeek catapulted into California's spiralling hi-tech sector; Leela Zahir, beguiling Bollywood actress filming in the midge-infested Scottish wilds; and Guy Swift, hyped-up marketing exec lost in a blue-sky tomorrow of his own devising. Three dislocated individuals seeking nodes of connectivity - a place to fit in. Yet this is the twenty-first century, and their lives are about to become unexpectedly entangled as a virus spreads, and all their futures are rewired. But will it take them further from their dreams, or closer to their hearts?'An aphoristic joke, a neat turn of phrase; a joke that makes you laugh . . . there's nothing Kunzru couldn't manage in prose. Thoroughly engrossing' Literary Review'Funny, heartfelt and beautifully written, confirms Kunzru as one of the most talented writers of his generation' Image'Very enjoyable, I couldn't put it down. Funny and wry; it is deftly plotted; its characters intimately drawn. Blissful' Observer'Utterly affecting, a novel with devastating satirical bite' Financial TimesHari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions and Gods Without Men, and the story collection Noise. He lives in New York.

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Hari Kunzru is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions and Gods Without Men, and the story collection Noise. He lives in New York and his next novel, White Tears, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in spring 2017.

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"Hi. I saw this and thought of you." Those who clicked the attachment to this innocuous e-mail found a Bollywood star, the toothsome Leela Zahir, dancing across their computer screens. The virus unleashed did $50 billion in damages. "Lines of idle brokers chewed their nails in front of frozen screens. Network nodes winked out of existence." Caught in the turmoil are the hapless Arjun Mehta, a computer geek from India in the U.S. on a slave visa, and a lonely Bollywood star--the selfsame gorgeous Leela Zahir. Kunzru's vision is wildly funny, never distant or cold. He reads with the precision and passion of a gifted actor. You'll take as much pleasure in the book as he does. It's a rare delight. B.H.C. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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