NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED one of many TEN most sensible BOOKS OF THE 12 months by means of VULTURE AND the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr BY NPR AND THE WALL road magazine • A huge, uproarious, and exuberant novel in regards to the search—for love, fact, and the which means of lifestyles With The Internet.
“More amazing than all yet a couple of novels released to date this decade . . . a wheeling meditation at the stressed lifestyles, on privateness, on what being human within the age of binary code may perhaps suggest . . . [Joshua] Cohen, all of thirty-four, emerges as an immense American writer.”—The long island Times
The enigmatic billionaire founding father of Tetration, the world’s strongest tech corporation, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The tycoon, referred to as imperative, brings Josh in the back of the electronic veil, tracing the increase of Tetration, which begun within the earliest days of the web through revolutionizing the quest engine sooner than venturing into smartphones, desktops, and the surveillance of usa citizens. significant takes Josh on a mind-bending global journey from Palo Alto to Dubai and past, starting up him into the key pretext of the autobiography venture and the life-or-death stakes that encompass its publication.
Insider tech exposé, leaked memoir-in-progress, foreign mystery, kin drama, intercourse comedy, and biblical allegory, Book of Numbers renders the entire variety of recent adventure either on-line and stale. Embodying the web in its language, it unearths the humanity underlying the virtual.
that includes some of the most unforgettable characters in modern fiction, Book of Numbers is an epic of the electronic age, a triumph of a brand new iteration of writers, and a kind of infrequent books that renew the belief of what a unique can do.
Please word that Book of Numbers makes use of a different pagination process encouraged by way of binary notation: the half quantity precedes the web page quantity, and is separated from it by means of a decimal point.
Praise for Book of Numbers
“The nice American net Novel is right here. . . . Book of Numbers is an engaging examine the darkish middle of the net. . . . A page-turner approximately existence lower than the veil of electronic surveillance . . . the most effective novels ever written in regards to the Internet.”—Rolling Stone
“A startlingly proficient novelist . . . [His] deeply worthwhile novel is ready a web faith long gone wrong—and its significance lies within the undeniable fact that the vast majority of us within the modernized international are participants of that religion, no matter if we all know it or not.”—The Wall road Journal
“Remarkable . . . fantastic . . . Cohen’s literary presents . . . recommend that whatever is feasible, that anything nonetheless can be performed to shield no matter what it's that makes us human.”—Francine Prose, The long island assessment of Books
“A highly bold novel set within the high-tech global of now . . . a verbal high-wire act, bold in its tones and textures: shrewdpermanent, poetic, fast-moving, deeply playful, choked with jokes, savvy approximately machines, clever approximately humans, wonderful and engrossing.”—Colm Tóibín, The Guardian
“Joshua Cohen is the nice American Novelist. . . . Like Pynchon and Wallace, Cohen can write with tireless virtuosity approximately completely everything.”—Adam Kirsch, Tablet
“A digital-age Ulysses.”—The long island instances e-book Review
“The subsequent candidate for the nice American Novel . . . David Foster Wallace–level audacious.”—Details
“A significant book.”—The Boston Globe
From the Hardcover edition.