Transmission by Hari Kunzru audiobook

Transmission

By Hari Kunzru
Read by Hari Kunzru

Simon & Schuster Audio
9.52 Hours Unabridged
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In a networked world, anything can change n 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 ultracontemporary turn in a stylish, playful, and wicked exploration of life at the click of a mouse.

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

In a networked world, anything can change n 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 ultracontemporary turn in a stylish, playful, and wicked exploration of life at the click of a mouse.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wickedly astute…starts out with an eye for literate social satire that suggests Martin Amis or Zadie Smith…winds up in a Chuck Palahniuk paranoid daydream.”  New York Times
Transmission is Kunzru’s second novel and he has lost none of his ability to surprise and captivate…Kunzru has created a novel with a devastating satirical bite.”  Financial Times
“Kunzru navigates the high-tech world with authority and imagination.”  Boston Herald
Transmission is a dazzle of wit and color and snark.”  San Jose Mercury News

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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: 9.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English