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Satin Island

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A novel for our times, from 'a master craftsman who is steering the contemporary novel towards exciting new territories' (Observer) U. is a 'corporate anthropologist' who, while working on a giant, epoch-defining project no one really understands, is also tasked with writing the Great Report on our society. But instead, U. spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer-zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis- oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions. Is there a secret logic holding all these images together? Once cracked, will it unlock the master-meaning of our era? Might it have something to do with the dead parachutists in the news? Perhaps; perhaps not.

Product code: 9780099546993

ISBN 9780099546993
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS15
No. Of Pages 240
Publisher Vintage Publishing
spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer-zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis: oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions.