[PDF/ePUB] The Candy House – Jennifer Egan

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Book summary of The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

The Candy House opens with the staggeringly brilliant Bix Bouton, whose company, Mandala, is so successful that he is one of those tech demi-gods with whom we’re all on a first name basis. Bix is forty, with four kids, restless, and desperate for a new idea, when he stumbles into a conversation group, mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or externalizing memory. Within a decade, Bix’s new technology, Own Your Unconscious—which allows you access to every memory you’ve ever had, and to share your memories in exchange for access to the memories of others—has seduced multitudes. In the world of Egan’s spectacular imagination, there are counters who track and exploit desires and there are eluders, those who understand the price of taking a bite of the Candy House. Egan introduces these characters in an astonishing array of narrative styles—from omniscient to first person plural to a duet of voices, an epistolary chapter, and a chapter of tweets. Intellectually dazzling, The Candy House is also a moving testament to the tenacity and transcendence of human longing for connection, family, privacy, and love.

Details of e-book The Candy House

  • Author(s):
  • Title: The Candy House
  • Rating: 4.2 out of 5 base on 3274 reviews
  • Publisher: Scribner (April 5, 2022)
  • ISBN-10: B09841S3P4
  • ISBN-13: 978B09841S3P1
  • Language: English
  • Print length: 348 pages
  • Categories: Literature & Fiction