Gnomon : a novel
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
Format
Book
Edition
First American edition.
Physical Desc
661 pages ; 25 cm
Status
Oliver La Farge - Adult  1 available
Mystery Harkaway, N
Southside - Adult  1 available
Mystery Harkaway, N

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Language
English
ISBN
9781524732080, 1524732087

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"From the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, a virtuosic new novel and his most ambitious book yet -- equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle -- set in a not-too-distant-future, high-tech surveillance state. In the world of Gnomon, citizens are ceaselessly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency." When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, is assigned to the case. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, she finds a panorama of characters and events that Hunter gave life to in order to forestall the investigation: a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game. In the static between these mysterious visions, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter -- and, alarmingly, of herself, the staggering consequences of which will reverberate throughout the world. Gnomon is a dazzling, panoramic achievement from one of the most original voices in contemporary fiction"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Harkaway, N. (2018). Gnomon: a novel (First American edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Harkaway, Nick, 1972-. 2018. Gnomon: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Harkaway, Nick, 1972-. Gnomon: A Novel New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Harkaway, Nick. Gnomon: A Novel First American edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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