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Remainder / Tom McCarthy.

Remainder / Tom McCarthy.
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ISBN 1846880157 (hbk.)
9781846880155
9781846881459 (pbk)
1846881455 (pbk)
Author McCarthy, Tom, 1969 May 22-
Title Remainder / Tom McCarthy.
Publisher/Date London : Alma, 2006.
Pagination etc. 286 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary Note Traumatised by an accident which ?involved something falling from the sky? and leaves him eight and a half million pounds richer but hopelessly estranged from the world around him, Remainder?s hero spends his time and money obsessively reconstructing and re-enacting vaguely remembered scenes and situations from his past: a large building with piano music in the distance, the familiar smells and sounds of liver frying and spluttering, lethargic cats lounging on roofs until they tumble off them... But when this fails to quench his thirst for authenticity, he starts re-enacting more and more violent events, as his repetition addiction spirals out of control. A darkly comic meditation on memory, identity and history, Remainder is a parable for modern times.
Subject Conduct of life -- Fiction
Self-perception -- Fiction
Life change events -- Fiction
Accident victims -- Fiction
Amnesia -- Fiction
Shelf Location F MACC
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