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Amnesia

Carey, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0385352778 / ISBN 13: 9780385352772
Published by Knopf, New York, 2015
Condition: As New Hardcover
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An UNREAD copy in AS NEW condition, SIGNED by Carey on the full title page. Carey is a two-time winner of the Booker Prize. To be honest, Ron Charles, main book reviewer for the Washington Post, described Peter Carey as "one of the best writers in the world," but said this novel is a "tedious mess." On the other hand, the New Yorker called it a "brisk cyber caper" and an "aesthetically daring character study," adding that Carey imbues the main character's "immersion in the world of coding and the Internet with a palpable, engrossing sense of joy and discovery." So, take your pick -- either it's a dud or a great buy!!!. Bookseller Inventory # 150465

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Title: Amnesia

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The two-time Booker Prize winner now gives us an exceedingly timely, exhilarating novel—at once dark, suspenseful, and seriously funny—that journeys to the place where the cyber underworld collides with international power politics.
 
When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into Australia’s prison computer system, hundreds of asylum-seekers walk free. And because the Americans run the prisons (let’s be honest: as they do in so many parts of her country) the doors of some five thousand jails in the United States also open. Is this a mistake, or a declaration of cyber war? And does it have anything to do with the largely forgotten Battle of Brisbane between American and Australian forces in 1942? Or with the CIA-influenced coup in Australia in 1975? Felix Moore, known to himself as “our sole remaining left-wing journalist,” is determined to write Gaby’s biography in order to find the answers—to save her, his own career, and, perhaps, his country. But how to get Gaby—on the run, scared, confused, and angry—to cooperate?

Bringing together the world of hackers and radicals with the “special relationship” between the United States and Australia, and Australia and the CIA, Amnesia is a novel that speaks powerfully about the often hidden past—but most urgently about the more and more hidden present.

About the Author:

PETER CAREY is the author of twelve previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for more than twenty years.

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