The Zero and the One: A Novel

By Ryan Ruby

8.18 Hours 03/07/2017 unabridged
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Born in Los Angeles, Ryan Ruby was educated at Columbia University, Pembroke College, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. He has been a bookseller at a Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles, a tour guide in Berlin, a layabout in New Orleans, and a lecturer in philosophy at the City University of New York. His writing—which includes fiction, philosophy, literary criticism, and political commentary—has appeared in such venues as Conjunctions, The Baffler, Bookforum, Dissent, n+1, The Paris Review Daily, among others. Recently, he has translated Roger Caillois and Grégoire Bouillier from the French for Readux Books. The Zero and the One is his debut novel. He currently lives in Berlin.

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Born in Los Angeles, Ryan Ruby was educated at Columbia University, Pembroke College, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. He has been a bookseller at a Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles, a tour guide in Berlin, a layabout in New Orleans, and a lecturer in philosophy at the City University of New York. His writing—which includes fiction, philosophy, literary criticism, and political commentary—has appeared in such venues as Conjunctions, The Baffler, Bookforum, Dissent, n+1, The Paris Review Daily, among others. Recently, he has translated Roger Caillois and Grégoire Bouillier from the French for Readux Books. The Zero and the One is his debut novel. He currently lives in Berlin.

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} "Ryan Ruby has written a ferocious hybrid of a book: part novel of philosophy, part thriller, completely absorbing. It's the sort of book you read in a day - reminded, between gulps, of The Secret History and The Talented Mr. Ripley - and then spend months thinking about. Ben Dolnick, author of Zoology and At the Bottom of Everything
A gripping, intellectually agile book that dresses like a coming of age narrative, but soon reveals itself to be something new, wholly original and philosophically rich. If you've ever read a crime novel and wished for a deeper answer to the mystery - an existential Whydunnit rather than a Whodunnit - then this masterful work by Ryan Ruby will thrill you, and give you much ominous food for thought. Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine
Ryan Ruby has written a brilliant and captivating novel...dark as Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels, with...a setting that reminds one of Evelyn Waugh, and...texture that evokes P.G. Wodehouse. It's as sharp as a tack, and the pages turn themselves. Benjamin Hale, author of The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
A ferocious hybrid of a book: part novel of philosophy, part thriller, completely absorbing. It's the sort of book you read in a day - reminded, between gulps, of The Secret History and The Talented Mr. Ripley - and then spend months thinking about. Ben Dolnick, author of Zoology and At the Bottom of Everything
THE ZERO AND THE ONE is brilliantly erudite, deeply engaging, and full of heart. Ryan Ruby has captured something surprising--the ineluctable sadness of youth. Lauren Elkin, author of Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London
Beautifully written and minutely observed, THE ZERO AND THE ONE brilliantly encapsulates the agony and the ecstasy of the search for meaning in late adolescence. Jenny Davidson, author of The Magic Circle and Reading Style: A Life in Sentences
Ryan Ruby has written a brilliant and captivating novel...dark as Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels, with...a setting that reminds one of Evelyn Waugh, and...texture that evokes P.G. Wodehouse. It's as sharp as a tack, and the pages turn themselves. Benjamin Hale, author of The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
Beautifully written and minutely observed, THE ZERO AND THE ONE brilliantly encapsulates the agony and the ecstasy of the search for meaning in late adolescence. Jenny Davison, author of The Magic Circle and Reading Style: A Life in Sentences
THE ZERO AND THE ONE is brilliantly erudite, deeply engaging, and full of heart. Ryan Ruby has captured something surprising--the ineluctable sadness of youth. Lauren Elkins, author of Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London
A gripping, intellectually agile book that dresses like a coming of age narrative, but soon reveals itself to be something new, wholly original and philosophically rich. If you've ever read a crime novel and wished for a deeper answer to the mystery-an existential Whydunnit rather than a Whodunnit-then this masterful work by Ryan Ruby will thrill you, and give you much ominous food for thought. Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.18
Audience: Adult
Edition: English