Transmission by Hari Kunzru audiobook

Transmission

By Hari Kunzru
Read by Hari Kunzru

Simon & Schuster Audio
5.13 Hours Abridged
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In a networked world, anything can change in an instant, and sometimes everything does… Transmission, Hari Kunzru’s new novel of love and lunacy, immigration and immunity, introduces a daydreaming Indian computer geek whose luxurious fantasies about life in America are shaken when he accepts a California job offer. Lonely and naïve, Arjun Mehta spends his days as a lowly assistant virus tester and pining away for his free-spirited colleague Christine. Arjun gets laid-off like so many of his Silicon Valley peers. 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. Award-winning novelist Hari Kunzru was hailed as a “modern-day Kipling,” for his bestselling debut, The Impressionist. With this exuberant follow-up, Kunzru takes an ultra-contemporary turn in a stylish, playful, and wicked exploration of life at the click of a mouse.

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Summary

Summary

One of the 2004 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

A 2005 Audie Award Finalist

In a networked world, anything can change in an instant, and sometimes everything does…

Transmission, Hari Kunzru’s new novel of love and lunacy, immigration and immunity, introduces a daydreaming Indian computer geek whose luxurious fantasies about life in America are shaken when he accepts a California job offer.

Lonely and naïve, Arjun Mehta spends his days as a lowly assistant virus tester and pining away for his free-spirited colleague Christine. Arjun gets laid-off like so many of his Silicon Valley peers. 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.

Award-winning novelist Hari Kunzru was hailed as a “modern-day Kipling,” for his bestselling debut, The Impressionist. With this exuberant follow-up, Kunzru takes an ultra-contemporary turn in a stylish, playful, and wicked exploration of life at the click of a mouse.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With this second novel… the entertaining Mr. Kunzru makes it even clearer that he has a flair for culture clash and metamorphosis.” New York Times
“Kunzru’s engagingly wired prose and agile plotting  sweep all before them as the characters careen toward ruin.” New Yorker
“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.” New York Times Book Review
“Hari Kunzru [has] a skewering wit, wide sympathies and a gimlet eye for the killing or illuminating detail.” Washington Post
“Swiftly paced and cleverly plotted…the ride is exhilarating.” People
“A balance between high comedy and genuine pathos.” Time Out New York

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Author

Author Bio: Hari Kunzru

Author Bio: Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru is the author of several novels that have been translated into twenty-one languages, and his short stories and journalism have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Guardian, New Yorker, Washington Post, Times of India, London Review, Wired, and New Statesman. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy in Berlin.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English