Transmission

Transmission

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452286511
  • 288 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

In Transmission, award-winning writer Hari Kunzru takes an ultra-contemporary turn with the story of an Indian computer programmer whose luxurious fantasies about life in America are shaken when he accepts a California job offer.

Lonely and naïve, Arjun spends his days as a lowly assistant virus- tester, pining away for his free-spirited colleague Christine. Arjun gets laid off like so many of his Silicon Valley peers, and in an act of desperation to keep his job, he releases a mischievous but destructive virus around the globe that has major unintended consequences. As world order unravels, so does Arjun’s sanity, in a rollicking cataclysm that reaches Bollywood and, not so coincidentally, the glamorous star of Arjun’s favorite Indian movie.

Transmission

Transmission

Hari Kunzru

Awards

Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize – Winner

Praise

“Hari Kunzru [has] a skewering wit, wide sympathies and a gimlet eye for the killing or illuminating detail.” —The Washington Post

“Kunzru’s engagingly wired prose and agile plotting  sweep all before them as the characters careen toward ruin.” —The New Yorker

Swiftly paced and cleverly plotted…the ride is exhilarating. —People

“With this second novel…the entertaining Mr. Kunzru makes it even clearer that he has a flair for culture clash and metamorphosis.” —The New York Times

“A balance between high comedy and genuine pathos.” —Time Out New York

“Kunzru…is as up-to-date as writers come, with interests in technology, pop culture and the economics of globalization.  If anyone deserves a shot at breaching the literary space-time continuum and doing what logic says can’t be done, it’s Kunzru.” —The New York Times Book Review

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